Centershift Inc., a provider of self-storage management software, is sponsoring the Salt Lake City chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI), an international organization that offers mentorship and hands-on instruction to women who want to learn software development. In addition to a cash donation, Centershift has committed to providing GDI with office-space resources and technical expertise.
“Centershift strives to shape a stronger, more resilient community by providing educational opportunities for community members,” said James Hafen, president and CEO of Centershift. "Girl Develop It’s mission to promote careers for women in the field of software development is perfectly in line with our goals. We are excited about being able to help support both their programs and their presence in our area.”
"Girl Develop It - SLC is so grateful for the support of local companies like Centershift,” added Stacie Farmer, co-founder of the local Girl Develop It chapter. "Together we can remove the stereotype surrounding programmers and will work hard to create a diverse community where everyone feels welcome and that their skills are needed. We're challenging old ideas about who can be a programmer, and we're strengthening the field by opening doors for people who can bring fresh perspectives and unique skills to the table.”
Based in Salt Lake City, Centershift provides Internet-based rental-management and point-of-sale software solutions for the self-storage industry. Its clients include real estate investment trusts and ownership/management organizations of all sizes. The company’s Store Enterprise and Advantage applications were designed for integration with websites, call centers, Web aggregators, mobile devices, centralized mail services, corporate offices and other business systems.