BIF Internships

College Internships

BIF Technologies has been working with youth for 5 years with proven results. Starting with students from UTSA we promoted technical excellence, spiritual development, and relevant community involvement. All students were required to get an industry-recognized certification (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Java Programmer Certification) while working on real problems for real customers. Over the years BIF has helped over 15 UTSA graduates and young professionals to obtain technical certifications, publish books, and promote the success of non-profit organizations throughout the country.

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Interns After Photo Shoot in Park

 

Are you interested in an internship with BIF Technologies, Corp? Send the following information to Roderick L. Barnes, Sr. (roderick.barnes@biftechnologies.com) with the subject heading BIF Internship.

  • Name
  • Major
  • Year of Graduation
  • Essay answering the following question: If you could have dinner with anyone from history who would it be and why?

At this time BIF is only taking interns from San Antonio universities and colleges.

Summer Internships

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Interns Learning Adobe Premiere Pro

In 2012 the program was revisited with an eye toward helping junior high and high school students. Starting with four young men, by the grace of God, we made things even better:

  • Smarter – Although the group was younger the academic and professional standards were not relaxed. Starting at 6:00 AM in the morning the boys studied search engine optimization (SEO), Adobe Photoshop, and Java programming. In the end they all succeeded in either gaining professional certifications or demonstrating that they were proficient with the material they studied. And it was done in six weeks. Every week was punctuated with practice exams leading up to their ability to pass the actual industry test. These students have gone back to school and produced amazing results: better grades, leading class discussions, publishing albums, and starting their own corporations.
  • Stronger – A strong mind needs a strong body. BIF Technologies provides gym memberships for the boys and requires them to exercise daily. By the end of the program some of the boys, while studying challenging material, had put on 10 pounds – of muscle. While those results are probably not typical we believe that improvement is. That is, with guidance from recognized athletes on our staff, we believe students will emerge from the 7 weeks of the program demonstrably healthier and stronger.[1]
  • Spiritual – BIF Technologies has always been a faith-based company. From the owners to the interns we have sought after people who would like to both grow in their walk with God and promote good things in the community. The BIF Technologies Summer Internship will see the youth spending time in Bible studies, helping local churches reach surrounding communities, and doing good works that help develop a godly sense of citizenship. The interns will work in their communities on neighborhood projects that beautify, rectify problems, and promote safety.

It has been said that people do not do what is expected but what is inspected and that if it cannot be measured it cannot be managed. Everything the students do is measured. From week to week we will measure their progress in their studies, in fitness, and the completion of community projects; the real-time feedback is essential to enthusiasm and the identification of areas that require attention. Your decision to support our efforts will be visible in weekly reports, in monthly summaries, and in the production of video clips that can be viewed over the internet.

BIF Technologies does not do this alone. We are partnered with local churches and community programs with a long history of helping people.[2] This year the program looks to increase in size by 200%. That is, we will go from 4 interns to as many as 12. And you can help. How? Partner with us financially to help these youth become unqualified successes. Plan with us to expand the effort; we want to eventually include young women and more of our city. Pray with us that God is glorified, people are edified, and that the community is blessed.



[1] The students will initially be examined to determine if they are fit enough to start the program. After that they will have baseline measurements taken. Each week additional measurements will be taken (pushups, pullups, situps, time in the mile, and standing long jump).

[2] BIF has partnered with local churches and community service programs to help students.

BIF Analytics

BIF Analytics Interactive Dashboard

Have a Google Analytics account? Try out BIF Analytics here.

BIF Analytics was designed to be easy to use. Slick interfaces that require lots of manipulation do not help you make business decisions. BIF Analytics, based on BIF’s years of experience in business intelligence, keeps it simple. Accordingly the user interface tries to give you the data you want with every click of the mouse. In fact, the tool is built around the idea that if you clicked you want data… not the opportunity to click again. The sections that follow will help you understand the provisions of the user interface and what you can do to get the most out of BIF Analytics.

[toggle title_open=”Filtering” title_closed=”Filtering” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]BIF Analytics was designed to be easy to use. Slick interfaces that require lots of manipulation do not help you make business decisions. BIF Analytics, based on BIF’s years of experience in business intelligence, keeps it simple. Accordingly the user interface tries to give you the data you want with every click of the mouse. In fact, the tool is built around the idea that if you clicked you want data… not the opportunity to click again. The sections that follow will help you understand the provisions of the user interface and what you can do to get the most out of BIF Analytics.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Historical Summaries” title_closed=”Historical Summaries” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]With BIF Analytics you get the data you want by paring it down. The process of eliminating unwanted data in order to get what you want is called filtering. The current version allows you to pare down the data by site and by date range. Simply selecting one or more sites causes the dashboard to recalculate. The charts, tables, maps, and dashboards will reconfigure themselves to display information for the web sites that you have selected. Similarly, the entire dashboard will recalculate if you submit a new date range. This can be done by selecting dates from the calendar shown in the filter and then submitting the date range using the button above the calendar. That is it. Try it out.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Summary Breakdown” title_closed=”Summary Breakdown” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]The upper right quadrant of your dashboard provides breakdowns for the summaries shown in the upper left quadrant. Selecting a point in the historical summaries (upper left quadrant) will cause BIF Analytics to calculate breakdowns for the selected aggregate. If you selected a page view summary (450 page views) for 12 January 2012 the upper right hand quadrant would automatically unpack that number into its constituents by

  • browser – this pareto chart will present the same summary information you selected for 12 January 2012 with a view on how many pageviews can be attributed to Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.
  • operating system – this pareto chart will present the same summary information you selected for 12 January 2012 with a view on how many pageviews can be attributed to Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, etc.
  • country – this visualization is a map with countries colored according to the number of page views that came from the United States, France, Germany, China, Nigeria, etc.
  • region – this visualization is centered around the United States. In a fashion similar to the country tab, this tab shows a map of the United States with each province or state colored according to the number of page views that came from that state for the selected date.
  • city – this is a simple table of the page views broken out by city.
  • source – this is a pareto showing how various search engines and web sites contributed to the page views.

Use the summary breakdowns to get a better understanding of who is visiting your site.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Glossary” title_closed=”Glossary” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]average time on site
bounce rate – It represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and “bounce” (leave the site) rather than continue viewing other pages within the same site. A bounce occurs when a web site visitor only views a single page on a website, that is, the visitor leaves a site without visiting any other pages before a specified session-timeout occurs. There is no industry standard minimum or maximum time by which a visitor must leave in order for a bounce to occur. Rather, this is determined by the session timeout of the analytics tracking software.

where Rb is bounce rate, Tv is total number of visitors viewing one page only, and Te is total entries to a page. A visitor may bounce by:

Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site
Closing an open window or tab
Typing a new URL
Clicking the “Back” button to leave the site
Session timeout
A commonly used session timeout value is 30 minutes[2]. In this case, if a visitor views a page, doesn’t look at another page, and leaves his or her browser idle for longer than 30 minutes, they will register as a bounce. If the visitor continues to navigate after this delay, a new session will occur. The bounce rate for a single page is the number of visitors who enter the site at a page and leave within the specified timeout period without viewing another page, divided by the total number of visitors who entered the site at that page. In contrast, the bounce rate for a web site is the number of web site visitors who visit only a single page of a web site per session divided by the total number of web site visits.

page – Any file or content delivered by a web server that may include verbiage, images, or other types of media. This includes HTML pages (.html, .htm, .shtml), script-generated pages (.cgi, .asp, .cfm, etc.) and plain-text pages. It also includes sound files (.wav, .aiff, etc.), video files (.mov, etc.) and other non-document files. Image files (.jpeg, .gif, .png), javascript (.js) and style sheets (.css) are generally not considered to be pages.

pageview – A page view is metric having a value of one (1); it indicates that a page has been loaded by a browser. Google Analytics logs a page view each time its tracking code is executed. This can be an HTML or similar page with tracking code loaded by a browser.[/toggle]

BIF Technologies and STARS II

San Antonio, TX., 31 July 2011 — Following almost two years of rigorous evaluation, BIF Technologies, Corp has been awarded a position on the GSA STARS II contract. The river city consulting firm, specializing in business intelligence and custom software design, has achieved a strategic win by gaining a position on this large contracting services vehicle.

About STARS II

STARS II is a five-year, $10 billion program prequalifying and selecting firms who meet stringent criteria including competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industry credentials. The result is designed to be a streamlined acquisition process for federal agencies seeking information technology (IT) equipment or services. The design consists of two tiers, or “constellations,” depending on industry accreditations, each with four functional areas across computer programming, systems design, facilities management and other computer-related services.

BIF Technologies, Corporation | San Antonio, Texas About BIF Technologies, Corp.

BIF Technologies, Corp (BIF) is a software development company providing expertise and products in the area of business intelligence and software development. Founded in April 1999 BIF has been awarded a patent in drilldown technology and has succesfully created and sold business intelligence software to the US Army and the US Air Force. BIF consultants readily develop custom reporting, dashboards, and data entry solutions using either BIF’s products, Java-based technologies, Adobe-based software development tools, or .NET.  BIF helps companies operationalize their strategies by making data easy to read and easy to reach. For further information on their services or the 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle, please contact:

Roderick L. Barnes, Sr.
President & CEO
roderick.barnes@biftechnologies.com
http://biftechnologies.com
P.O. Box 12951 Unit 781206
San Antonio, Texas 78278
Office: 210.568.9754