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Vecna believes strongly in contributing to the community around us. We are dedicated to four community service missions: Global Health Initiative; Healthy Communities; Open Source; and Technology for the Future.

Global Health Initiatives

Vecna Founder Deborah Theobald is working with others on global health initiatives.

Vecna promotes primary care in emerging and under-served areas worldwide by providing resources and technology for sustainable and scalable healthcare delivery. Vecna’s software engineers donate intellectual property and up to 10% of their time to the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust. The engineering team is developing and improving low-cost and easy-to-use technologies that connect patients with care and medication. These solutions are making an impact on families and medical clinics around the world. For more information visit the Vecna Cares website.

Healthy Communities

Vecna College Park Cares 5K Race Photo

Each year, Vecna sponsors the College Park Cares 5K, a race benefiting the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust in an effort to promote active, healthy families locally and worldwide. The College Park Cares 5K, Fun Walk and Kids Race events take place in conjunction with National Health and Family Fitness Day (the fourth Saturday in September). Vecna partners with M-NCPPC to stage this day of family-oriented fitness and health. In addition to the races, the festivities include a farmer’s market, moon bounce, kids’ activities, health screenings, healthy snacks, giveaways, and, weather permitting, free swimming.

Open Source

Vecna open source code screenshot

Vecna works extensively with open source products, tools and applications to deliver the best quality solutions for our clients. We believe in the power of open source to create better, more robust tools for today and for the future. As such, we are active members of these vibrant virtual communities.

Vecna employees give hours of engineering time to support open source communities such as Maven and Hibernate. Our source code can be found here.

Technology for the Future

Vecna with its sponsored teams at a Robotics competition.

Vecna supports several outstanding teams in local, regional, and national FIRST Robotics competitions. Vecna employees contribute countless hours not only to coaching, mentoring, and competing with their teams but also to managing and judging the actual competition events. It is our pleasure to be associated with these communities of dedicated students, parents, teachers, mentors, and sponsors.