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Benefitfocus Hosts Annual Engineering Summit
Aug 25, 2011 (04:08 PM EDT)
GREENVILLE, S.C. and CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Benefitfocus hosted its annual Engineering Summit. The two-day event kicked off at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. and continues tomorrow at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston. Designed for Benefitfocus engineering and technology associates, this year's event is focused on "Design + Engineering for the Future" and features a keynote address from special guest speaker and best-selling author Robert X. Cringely.
"We encourage learning and innovation in everything we do, and the Benefitfocus Engineering Summit is an important part of our culture," said Don Taylor, Benefitfocus Chief Technology Officer. "Our team has the most intelligent, inventive and collaborative engineers that I've come across during my 25 years in the software industry. The Engineering Summit gives them a chance to come together and share ideas, debate new strategies and hear from incredibly influential technology leaders like Robert Cringely."
A contributor to Newsweek, Forbes and The New York Times, Cringely is the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition and Still Can't Get a Date. He was also one of the first employees at Apple, joining the company in 1977. Cringely is currently a prominent tech blogger with more than 2 million monthly followers on his I, Cringely blog.
In addition to attracting leaders like Cringely, the Engineering Summit allows Benefitfocus associates to recognize the work of their peers. Top honors include Engineer of the Year and Directors' Choice. Throughout the year Benefitfocus engineers have the opportunity to participate in the BFTech program, which provides ongoing training, and FocusTime, which gives engineers one business day a month to voluntarily research a new coding technique, attend an engineering seminar or study a technology topic of interest separate from their core Benefitfocus work.
The first Benefitfocus Engineering Summit was held in August of 2008 and previous speakers include technology experts from IBM and App47, a leader in mobile application management. For more information about the Benefitfocus Engineering Summit, join the conversation on Twitter by following @Benefitfocus and #bfengineers.
Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. with 13,847,952 consumers, 305,892 employers, 60,308 agents and 3,543 carrier representatives live on the Benefitfocus Platform. Benefitfocus offers a single Web-based platform for benefit shopping, enrollment, management and industry-standard data exchange. Benefitfocus – All Your Benefits. One Place. www.benefitfocus.com