After careful analysis and deliberation, Velocity Partners chose a nearshore delivery model when we began offering this service in 2007. We selected Latin America for several reasons including the convenience of being in the same time zone as our North America clients; their advanced technology centers; and a large pool of talented software engineers. Furthermore, it allows us to provide clients with topnotch, cost-effective services.
While VP has been very successful over the years and our operations have grown, we recognize the importance of improving the life in the communities where we are based. Much of this type of activity is done through our Community Involvement Program, which is driven by Velocity Partners’ employees throughout the company.
Our recently released report on the firm’s Community Involvement activities in 2016 details projects proposed and implemented by employees and supported by their colleagues in our USA, Caracas, Medellín, Montevideo, Rosario, Buenos Aires and Paraná offices. As our report shows these endeavors were very positive and projects range from donating software development expertise, to helping the disadvantaged with goods and services, to participating in manual labor.
One project in Medellín, Colombia involved a group of VP employees who collaborated with the organization Techo in order to construct a home for a family living in poverty in a rural area outside the city. The full day’s labor taught the group a lot, both about home construction as well as the power of what can be accomplished by working together.
Our Rosario, Argentina office undertook a project to build up the computer rooms in several of the area’s community centers in an effort to reduce the technology gap in that particular area of the city. The team used their specific technical knowledge to help guide the modifications that needed to be done to enhance usability. Computers and mice were donated and a computer workshop was offered to the community.
Please visit Velocity Partners’ website to read the full Community Involvement report. We think it says a lot about the type of people that work for us and their overall commitment to making the world a better place.
Velocity Partners expertly delivers nearshore (Western hemisphere) software development services using a distributed Agile model that offers outstanding planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations. For more information about our cost-effective software development services, please see our website.