Oklahomans are turning to technology to help solve the country’s biggest challenges.
The state’s latest effort is software developer, or software developer avatars.
Oklahoma has created avatars of some of the state’s top software developers.
They are the latest example of how technology is reshaping the way the state is perceived.
“We have a huge opportunity to use this as a tool of communication to get people to share ideas and work together,” said Sam Carter, a software engineer at Oklahoma State University.
Oklahomis tech industry is one of the fastest growing in the country.
According to the National Association of Software and Information Technology Professionals, Oklahoma had more software developers than the US population in the third quarter of 2018.
The software industry employs some of Oklahoma’s biggest names in the tech industry, including Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
They have all started their own startups.
The avatars represent the state of Oklahoma in the digital world.
Okla’s tech industry has grown by more than a quarter over the past five years.
In 2017, software developers accounted for 16.2 percent of Oklahoma employees.
In 2019, that rose to 17.7 percent.
By 2020, software developer was the third most popular job in the state, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Okies software developers have created thousands of apps for various businesses.
They also are creating apps for the military, healthcare, schools, government agencies, the US Justice Department and more.
“It’s just something that people want to show they can be, that they can connect to people,” said Tod Brown, who works as a software architect for the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Okie software developers are not the only ones who are turning the software into avatars to show the world that Oklahoma is the best place to work.
“When you have people who work in this industry and it’s on their face, they have a different image,” said Brandon Lee, a junior software engineer.
“People want to make sure that we’re doing something for the state and it is the state doing it.”
Oklahoma state Senator Tom Lee (R) is an avatar creator.
Source: Oklahoman/FacebookOklahoma is a leader in software development.
In 2017, it was the fourth most popular state for software developers, according the US Census Bureau.
But there are a lot of people who do not work in the software industry.
“You could see that when the avatars came out,” said Carter, “that it just kind of started a lot more.
You had people who were not necessarily in the industry, who just wanted to show off their avatars.”
Okies avatars are just the latest in a long line of digital avatars that Oklahoms have created.
“I think that the avatar is just a way to show how far we have come,” said Lee.
Carter and Lee have both been using avatars for a few years.
Carter is a software designer at a tech company, while Lee is a senior software engineer with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department.
The first avatars were created by a student at the Oklahoma School of Mines.
He was inspired by the aviators that people put on their faces when they were at work.
Carter used a few avatars, and found that he liked the look of the faces.
“The thing I like most about the aviator, which is what makes him really unique, is that he can really see the world through someone else’s eyes,” Carter said.
“He can see the company in the eyes of someone else.”
The aviator is designed to show other people that the software is running smoothly, even when the device is not.
“If you look at a lot, you’re seeing it’s running OK, it’s not running OK,” Carter explained.
The next avatar was created by Carter’s dad.
“My dad came up with this idea that he would put on this little guy, a baby aviator avatar,” Carter added.
The baby aviador is also used by teachers, parents and employees.
“They use it to show that this little baby is doing great, he’s learning,” Carter laughed.
“Some people think it’s a little too young, it kind of just gives the impression that this is a child that can learn,” Carter continued.
“We don’t have a lot in this state to learn from, so I think it really helps that you’re getting the full picture.”
Oklahoman software developer Sam Carter has been creating avatars using aviating software.
Source; Oklahomeran/FacebookThe next evolution of the avider was created in 2018 by a software consultant working in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
“I have a real passion for technology,” said John Bowers.
Bowers is a technology consultant working with the US Transportation Department.
“It’s the first thing that I see when I drive around Oklahoma.”
Bowers is one who has been experimenting with the av