Prolifics hosts an exciting offsite Consulting Conference, Prolifics Exchange, for its global consulting team. Previous conferences have been held in locations including the Bahamas and New Orleans. Exchange is a unique time for consultants to integrate, collaborate and connect with fellow colleagues across the country and across the world.
During the event we schedule tracks to cover a wide range of technical topics, broadening the team’s overall knowledge around delivering end-to-end custom solutions. Guest speakers include many of IBM’s Distinguished Engineers and Executives on the latest advances in IBM’s software portfolio.
Consultants also get to enjoy team building activities ranging from scavenger hunts to community building charitable events. During off-hours of the conference, consultants can relax in our hospitality suites and enjoy our many networking events.
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Prolifics proudly selected New Orleans as one of the venues for Prolifics Exchange in an effort to boost a city that continues to recover from Hurricane Katrina. During the conference we replaced our traditional team-building activity with a charitable teaming event – to help rebuild the community with the hope to leave New Orleans a little better and a little brighter.
Prolifics partnered with the Pajama Program to “Adopt a School” in New Orleans – the Lafayette Academy serving 770 underprivileged children, most of whom suffered personally from Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday of the conference, a team of 175 Prolifics and IBM personnel rolled up their sleeves, stood side by side with the kids and community of New Orleans, and helped to rebuild the school, presenting a personal and permanent gift to the children. The goal was to provide the kids with an inviting and habitable environment, supply them with a pair of pajamas and a book for school – a book they need, but cannot afford – and build them a much needed library.
Overall the company made a donation totaling over $35K. Prolifics’ itself donated $10K which was matched by its business partner, IBM. Additionally, Prolifics organized a fundraiser which raised over $10K for “Books on the Bayou” from its employees.
In addition to library funding and volunteer efforts by Prolifics, all students at Lafayette Academy received a new pair of pajamas (and books for the library) courtesy of the Pajama Program, whose mission is to provide new, warm pajamas and books to needy children nationwide. Prolifics also donated laptops to the school to be used by the students in the classroom.
"The children that were there had a fabulous day, much better than had they stayed at home in whatever their living situation was. And, those that arrived today to see all the beautiful murals will find a magical space that will make coming to school even better every day. I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to provide this wonderful experience and gifts galore for these kids. You are such special people!"
-- Carol G. Asher, Board of Directors, Lafayette Academy