FISHERS, Indiana (February 6, 2023) — Flexware Innovation announced a full slate of activities to take place during National Engineers Week. The annual Engineers Week, founded in 1951, takes place February 19-25, 2023, and is celebrated by engineering organizations around the globe. Learn more about National Engineers Week: discovere.org/engage/engineers-week.
Flexware Innovation, a Fishers-based manufacturing technology integrator, employs software, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers. “We want to celebrate the unique talents of our engineers and, at the same time, encourage the next generation of engineers,” said Dwayne Butcher, Director of Marketing for Flexware Innovation. “We have several activities planned to recognize Flexware’s employees, customers, partners, and the next generation.”
Flexware is hosting a webinar that features the business intelligence journey of customer Langham Logistics. The webinar features John Huybers, Langham’s Director of IT. In addition, Dustin Phillips will join as they discuss Langham’s journey toward meaningful data to drive business decisions. The webinar takes place February 23rd from 12:00-1:00 PM EST: bit.ly/bizintelwebinar.
What started as a Flexware employee competition, the “Tell me you’re an engineer without telling me you’re an engineer contest” has been opened to the public. Contestants may submit humorous text, photos, and videos demonstrating an engineering mindset. A Raspberry Pi (a credit card-sized computing device) will be awarded to the winner, along with a $500 donation to the non-profit of the winner’s choosing. Interested contestants will find the competition’s webpage at www.flexwareinnovation.com/2023-engineering-caption-contest/.
Beers with Engineers will take place at the Fishers, IN Top Golf facility. The event is a quarterly gathering of engineers in and around Central Indiana. Flexware covers the golf fee and provides food and drinks for all participants. The event takes place February 21 from 4:30-7:30 PM EST: www.flexwareinnovation.com/beerswithengineers/.
The company will offer a Flexware Engineer Appreciation Luncheon along with several public recognitions on social media of the company’s various teams. In addition, Butcher explained that Flexware would rerelease the “Hug an Engineer” video that debuted in 2016.
Two Flexware engineers, Alex Ryker and Jason Dang, will separately visit high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes, reaching well over 100 students with a positive outlook on engineering as a career. Ryker visits Carmel High School in Carmel, IN, while Dang visits Whiteland High School in Whiteland, IN.
In honor of National Engineers Week’s first-ever “Girl Day,” several of Flexware’s women engineers and support teams will be guests on the company’s monthly Twitch Stream, “A New Perspective.” The Twitch Stream takes place Tuesday, February 21st from 3:30-4:30 PM EST and is available at www.twitch.tv/flexwareinnovation.
The following day, Wednesday, February 22nd, a team of women engineers from Flexware’s Valparaiso office will join Valparaiso University’s Society of Women Engineers on for a meet-and-greet with university students.
Finally, the Flexware Foundation donated funds to the non-profit “Black Girls Do Engineer” as part of National Engineers Week. The organization’s website states, “Our organization was created with the concern that Black-American girls and young women are not choosing STEM-related careers, and our passion is to change the narrative and fix this issue.” www.blackgirlsdoengineer.org
Flexware Innovation is a next-generation systems integrator and engineering firm for forward-thinking manufacturers. The company works with manufacturers, utilities, and other industrial organizations that need to integrate their business and production systems to maximize resources. Founded in 1996, Flexware works side-by-side with customers to solve real business problems by providing best-in-class software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration (MES, HMI/SCADA, & ERP), business intelligence solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enterprise-level business systems, and specialized product development. For more information, visit www.flexwareinnovation.com.
Contact: Dwayne Butcher
Director of Marketing
I’m drawn to better and smarter ways of working and communicating. Many times that involves technology. Sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, work can and should be improved – continuously. I’m drawn to the mission of Flexware Innovation for these reasons. We’re committed to unleashing the potential of technology, freeing up leaders to focus on what’s next.