June 2017: VAREN begins second summer intern program
Varen is very happy to have some interns back again this summer! Pictured are three of our interns who are rising seniors at The University of Maryland. They are working hard on various software development tasks this summer. We are excited for them to continue to expand their knowledge in the Computer Science field. Keep up the good work!
June 2017: AFCEA CMD RACE FOR EXCELLENCE 2017
Varen participated in the 10th Annual AFCEA CMD Race for Excellence on Saturday, June 10th. This is Varen’s largest charity event of the year and it was such a beautiful day!
Team Varen won the Largest Team award and a few of our runners won individual awards for their age groups. Special congratulations go to Hailey Mulville for placing 1st in the overall women’s competition, Chuck Barber for placing 2nd in his age group, and Eleanor Metakes for placing 3rd in her age group!
The race results are posted on the Charm City Run website at: http://results.charmcityrun.com/content/afcea-central-maryland-race-excellence-5k-2017
April 2017: Varen hosts first Amazon AWS in house training event
From April 18th to 20th, Varen hosted our first Amazon AWS in house training event. The course, Developing on AWS, was targeted at helping the 16 Varen developers that attended in obtaining their AWS Associated Developer certification. Topics covered during the training included interaction with the AWS SDK, utilizing the Amazon DynamoDB, and ElastiCache for application scalability. The information of each topic covered was reinforced with intense hands on labs. Feedback from the participants was that the course was fast paced, packed with a lot of great information, and will be extremely useful in obtaining their certification. In exchange for receiving the training, each participant agreed to tackle the challenge of obtaining that certification within the next 60 days. We wish them all the best of luck, but there is no doubt that they will all be successful.
October 2016: Varen completes first successful Intern Program
This past summer Varen started an Intern Program to allow college students an opportunity to gain experience that our government customers are looking for while we also teach them other useful things related to the industry such as how the contracting world works, how to interview well, etc. We presented our interns with a challenge and asked them to devise a solution. Once completed this solution was transferred and integrated into a customer development environment. The program was a huge success for the students and Varen will offer it again next year.
Summer 2016: Varen Gives Back – Team Varen in the Community
Varen participated in the 9th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence: 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run in its efforts to raise money for STEM scholarships. Team Varen won the Largest Team award and a few of our runners won individual awards for their age groups as well.
Varen also participated in the annual 24 Hours of Booty, held Saturday, August 20th, 2:00pm to Sunday, August 21st, 2:00pm. The monies raised were in support of the LiveStrong Foundation and the Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF). The UCF’s mission is to support, educate and connect young adults affected by cancer so that no young adult fights cancer alone.
December 2015: Varen a winner on E-SITE
Varen Technologies announced that it has won as one of the small business winners on the Defense Intelligence Agency Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE). The E-SITE contract vehicle is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract to 25 large businesses and 25 small businesses to support information technology requirements across the defense intelligence enterprise and the greater intelligence community.
Varen Technologies was one of the small business winners. The contract will run through December 2020.
December 2014: Varen – 2014 Top Work Place
Varen Technologies Inc has been awarded a 2014 Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun (for a 3rd consecutive year). In its third annual survey, The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces list spotlights private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics.