Palm Beach Tech AssociationPalm Beach Tech Association

By Joe Russo

arrow digitalIn October, Seminole Ridge High School Computer Science and IT students had the opportunity to make a field trip to a local software development company –  Arrow Digital in downtown West Palm Beach.

The field trip was coordinated through the courtesy of Jeremy Lawson, Platforms Manager and Maya Sanchez, Office Administrator at Arrow Digital.

The field trip was a Computer Science initiative to motivate and inspire students in the field of computing and technology, even providing them with breakfast and lunch

The students were given a tour through various departments in the company and had the opportunity to learn and discuss:

  • Nature of work at Arrow Digital and insight into what the company does and how it is important to function and collaborate as a team.
  • How the different roles and functions work together within the company and the challenges for the company in the market and challenges of the digital workforce.
  • The students had the opportunity to stop at each section to observe and interact with the members of the Developer, UX, Customer Experience and the IT team and ask questions.
  • There was a Q & A panel session to learn about UX (user Experience) in computing, programming & app development.
  • Discussion on what it’s like to work at a digital agency, securing internships, diverse jobs in the industry and interview skills
  • Required Soft Skills other than development we use every day.
  • Talk about RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Volunteering and coding opportunities in Palm Beach.

Founded in 2005, Arrow Digital is an IP-driven, scalable custom software firm delivering business process automation, digital experience and RPA solutions and has 160 creative technologists that build enterprise custom software, cloud and RPA solutions, and provides UX services for renowned brands such as PwC, Hilton Grand Vacations, Cracker Barrel and many others.

Joe Russo

Executive Director at Palm Beach Tech Association
Joe Russo is the Executive Director of the Palm Beach Tech Association and a Palm Beach County native.
Arrow Digital hosts field trip for local High School Students