The KidsCode program offers a healthy opportunity for employees in the technology field to give back to the communities they come from. Originally founded by XANT CEO, Dave Elkington, KidsCode now includes five companies that have adopted seven schools in the Utah Valley.  Every Friday, employees spend a few hours with the children teaching a…

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The XANT community have done a lot of “good” this year. XANT employees have donated a truck full of gifts to the Center For Women and Children in Crisis (CWCIC) in Utah.  Gift-giving was part of the Do Good Foundation actions for giving back to the community, and took place the week before Christmas. Helping Victims…

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Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” It seems like the same can be said for the goal of increasing opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs: everybody talks about the virtues of it, but it’s rare that anybody actually does much to make…

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In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill focuses on elementary education to ensure every child is prepared to succeed in our modern economy. Part of that preparation requires a greater focus on computer science, which thanks to ESSA, will now be recognized as an important academic subject. This…

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The Talent Acquisition Team at XANT participated in a service project this week. We gathered in the morning and assembled 175 lunches for preschool-age children in Salt Lake City’s The Road Home – a homeless shelter that looks out for families that typically go without meals. Once the children are fed, any extra lunches go…

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At a company meeting earlier this year, XANT CEO Dave Elkington made a point in classic Dave Elkington fashion. “I don’t care if you never use any of your time off,” Elkington said, “but if you want to be a part of this company’s culture, you’d better use your Do Good day.” This year, every…

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According to a 2014 article in “Time,” by the year 2020, American universities will not be able to supply enough qualified graduates to fill even a third of the country’s 1.4 million computing positions. That’s no good, especially when you consider how crucial programmers are in today’s digital world. There are so many kids who are eager…

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The Utah council of the Boy Scouts of America, an organization rich in history and tradition, is getting help telling its stories in creative new ways as the Intermountain West’s most progressive PR agency teams up with XANT’s Do Good Foundation. Inspired by Salesforce.com’s model of corporate giving, XANT contributes 1 percent of its revenue,…

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