Bremerton software developer is named to West Sound Technology board

WSTA plans to expand its efforts in the coming months with workshops and summer camps

Tim Duffey. (Photo courtesy of WSTA)

Tim Duffey. (Photo courtesy of WSTA)

West Sound Technology Association has appointed Bremerton software developer Tim Duffey to its board of directors to serve as a vice president.

Duffey, who worked for Seattle-based Redfin, is a volunteer mentor for West Sound CoderDojo, a WSTA initiative that teaches community members of all ages how to program. The Bremerton resident, along with other volunteer mentors, facilitates bi-weekly sessions, which are free and hosted at the Western Washington University’s Poulsbo campus.

“Being a CoderDojo mentor, I have personally seen the good the WSTA is doing for the community,” Duffey said in a news release. “I decided to join the WSTA board because I believe in its mission and want to be a champion of that mission.”

WSTA was founded in 2000 as an ad-hoc group and has evolved over the years. Their mission is to help foster a vibrant technology sector and innovation in the West Sound region.

“We are here to serve the local community and economy,” said Charles Keating, WSTA co-founder and president.

“Our priority is bettering our children, creating a sustainable pipeline and keeping the topic of technology and innovation in the forefront.”

With Duffey’s board appointment, the nonprofit plans to launch some new initiatives in the coming months. Ideas under consideration include events such as workshops and summer camps, and a BKAT television show to display technology leaders and companies.

“I would like to see the WSTA continue to affect positive change in the local technology community, including creating programs that encourage investment in the technology economy,” Duffey said.

“I see the WSTA fulfilling the need of advocate for the local community’s technological opportunities and a sounding board for the local technology achievements.”

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