LetsNurture Series – Know your state – WashingtonPosted by Lets Nurture
We read about some interesting fun facts about Texas in our previous post of the ‘know your state’ series. Being an IT outsourcing firm, we were happy to discover that Texas is adopting the mobile approach by implementing the ‘online ticket payment’ system, where the users can pay for their speeding tickets online.
The next state that we ventured was Washington.
The floating bridge capital of the world
Washington is the state of U.S. with a population of over 6 million. Olympia is the capital of Washington. The popular cities of Washington are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue.
The key industry of Washington is design and manufacture of jet aircraft, computer software development, and online retailing. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses.
Seattle is also a home to a brand that wakes you up in the morning – Starbucks.
Technology giant, Microsoft, is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The most popular eCommerce firm Amazon is also headquartered in Washington.
It is also home to an online people search, reverse phone & address lookup, and business search platform Whitepages.com.
Few of the fun things to know about Washington are as bellow:
Mount Baker, the world’s snowiest place is in Washington. Washingtonians like to grow and eat Kale. You don’t know what Kale is? You better find out before moving to Washington.
Popular floating bridges of Washington include Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, and Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge.
Washingtonians doesn’t have an income tax to pay. It is a place surrounded by mountain which gives you a blended view wherever you are in Washington.
Popular tourist attractions consists: Space Needle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Snoqualmie Falls, National Geographic Museum, Museum of Flight, and Seattle Art Museum.
A state that thrives technology
Washington imports far more tech workers than it creates. Being an IT outsourcing firm, we were glad to know this fact. Washington is fostering women in tech by initiating Ada Developers Academy, a women-only programming school. Data processing and software development is the major technology branch of Washington accounting $1.7 billion. Seattle is said to be the next Silicon Valley of the States.
Bespoke startups of Washington
NotionTheory is an innovative AR and VR development startup firm based in Washington. The firm provides innovation VR development for games, video conferences and other creative aspects. This VR solution provider aims to deliver an unique edutainment solution for universities’ oncology departments.
Poppy is an on-demand platform for childcare. It curates a list of verified caregivers, by neighborhood. When parents need childcare, they can access a roster of sitters. Parents simply have to send a text via the on-demand app, Poppy and they match the requirements with the sitters and respond with their details.
We were glad to discover that Washington invests more in IT outsourcing. There are many cost and time effective benefits of offshoring the technology requirements. We would love to explore potential opportunities to employee technology in Washington.
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