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Bob Cassiliano
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Karen Petersburg

The Thought Cloud Podcast
Episode 74: International Data Center Day 2024
Wed., March 6, 2024

Courtesy of Mission Critical Magazine

In this podcast, Amy Al-Katib of Mission Critical Magazine interviewed 7×24 Exchange’s Chairman & CEO, Bob Cassiliano, and 7×24 Exchange’s Greater Washington DC Chapter President, Karen Petersburg, about the evolution of International Data Center Day, the NEW Resource Toolkit, the Cloud Run, Adopt a School, and easy ways the industry can participate in person and virtually.

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Cummins Adopt-a-School Events

February 2024

Cummins adopted two schools in the US, Fridley High School and Northeast Metro 916, and one school in the UK, Guilsborough Academy with students ranging from the ages of 11 to 18 years old. Their goal was to generate awareness of the data center industry and inspire the next generation of talent to pursue a career within the growing industry.

Fridley High School Photos

Northeast Metro 916 Career & Tech

Guilsborough Academy

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7×24 Exchange Texas South Chapter Skybox Data Center Tour

Thurs., February 22, 2024

7×24 Exchange Texas South Chapter teamed up with Skybox Data Center to provide a tour of their facilities, including students.

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Zero Emission Data Center Project
March 2024

Students from the Colorado School of Mines presented a Zero Emission Data Center project to the 7×24 Exchange Rocky Mountain Chapter subject matter experts.

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Silicon Prairie Chapter Hosted Students and Tours
March 2024

7×24 Exchange Silicon Prairie Chapter, JE Dunn, Meta and Turner Construction hosted students from Omaha Public Schools interested in career in the Mission Critical Space. Students attended a full day program of presentations, networking with industry leaders, and taking tours of a completed data center and a data center during its construction phase.

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BROGAV Solutions CEO School Visit
Wed., March 20, 2024

CEO, Celina Berglund of BROGAV Solutions visited a local elementary school on March 20, 2024, International Data Center Day. Celina shared Carrie Goetz’ children’s book, ‘Polly Packet’s Precious Payload’, sparking conversation around data centers; what data centers are, why they are so important to our connected world, and the wide array of career opportunities that are part of the data center industry.

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FCS Innovation Academy Data Center Tour

Wed., March 20, 2024

The 7×24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter WiMCO Community had a tour of the QTS Data Centers ATL-DC2 facility.

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High School Event

Wed., March 20, 2024

Netrality hosted an event for high school students at 401 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia, on March 20th.

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eStruxture School Hosted Event
Wed., March 20, 2024

eStruxture Data Centers opened its doors to students! Our MTL-2 facility welcomed students to educate them on data center operations.

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International Data Center Day Trivia Night
Wed., March 20, 2024

Roxtec and the 7×24 Exchange Chicagoland Chapter celebrated International Data Center Day with a Trivia Night.

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Adobe Hosted Forest Grove High School
Wed., March 20, 2024

Adobe hosted a visit by the Forest Grove High School Advanced Mechatronics class to the Adobe OR1 Data Center. They covered career options in Data Centers, focusing on Electrical Distribution, Commercial HVAC, Fire/Life/Safety systems, and Raised Floor operations.

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ESI Total Fuel Management Event
Wed., March 20, 2024

ESI Total Fuel Management presented to the Academies of Loudoun in Loudoun County Virginia.

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Metro NY Chapter Adopt-A-School Event

Wed., March 20, 2024

The Metro NY Chapter presented to Fontbonne High School in Brooklyn, NY, to increase awareness of the data center industry.

Check Presentation

Metro NY Chapter provided Fontbonne High School with a donation of $1,500.

Students learn about data centers and receive International Data Center Day swag.

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TAS Energy Presented at Hartsfield Elementary Magnet School

Wed., March 20, 2024

TAS Energy Inc.’s engineering team presented to a group of third through fifth grade students at Hartsfield Elementary Magnet School. Hartsfield is Houston ISD’s only Animal and Environmental Science magnet school. The school focuses heavily on STEM subjects and fosters a hands-on learning experience. TAS’s International Datacenter Day presentation was one of several collaborative efforts and sponsored events that planned with the school to raise awareness for the teachers, students, and local community of the datacenter industry and the opportunities for mission critical careers within a short walk from their school.

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Sabey Data Centers

7×24 Exchange Northwest Chapter WiMCO Event

Thurs., March 21, 2024

Sabey Data Centers in Tukwila hosted 30 High School students from across the Northshore and Tukwila School Districts to come and to learn about the importance of Data Centers, and the various paths that can lead to a career in this industry.

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DPR Construction Adopt a School Presentation

Tues., March 26, 2024

DPR Construction’s Newport Beach location presented on data centers to Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA.

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DC Chapter Cloud Run

2024 Cloud Run  4.99999K

Sat., April 20, 2024

In honor of International Data Center Day, the 7×24 DC Chapter will host a huge welcome event for our local community and the data center industry.  It will be a fun, interactive opportunity to learn about data centers, including five nines of reliability, and the numerous career paths available in the data center industry. 

Participants of all ages and academic levels will have the chance to meet data center experts to talk about skills/traits, scholarships, internships, trade programs, and other pathways to enter this lucrative industry while engaging in fun hands-on activities. 

After the race, there is a post-race party with free food trucks, a vendor expo, and a band.  This year we will host the 2nd Annual Cloud Run on April 20, 2024!

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Proceeds of our race benefit Dulles South Soup Kitchen and the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter Scholarship Fund. 

Need Ideas for Your Event?

There are many ways to participate …

  • Power of One
  • Data Center Connection
  • Host a Virtual Tour of your data Center
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Post a banner on your site or social media
  • Proclamation declaration

Social Media

Be sure to show your support for International Data Center Day through Social Media. Don’t forget to tag us using #Intldatacenterday

The following section provides a sampling of all of the terrific social media posts.

Did You Know?

More data has been shared online in the past 2 years than all of previous human history!

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