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Archives for April 2015

3M Awards Skillpoint volunteer Walter Romanko

Skillpoint Alliance was excited to receive a $250 donation from 3M, in recognition of Dr. Mr. Walter Romanko contributing over 100 hours of volunteer time to the Central Texas Discover Engineering (CTDE) program, which connects schools with engineers who host a hands-on project to raise awareness about the excitement of STEM careers. In 2014, engineers like Dr. Romanko reached over 7,000 students! We interviewed Dr.Romanko about his award and his outlook on his volunteering around Continue Reading >

Skillpoint hosts the Austin Education Jam

The Austin Education Game Jam was held March 7th-14th 2015. It was a follow up event to the White House Game Jam in support the President’s vision that education should be fun, interactive and serve student’s needs. Skillpoint Alliance and Globaloria brought together professional game developers, teachers and students to create learning games that appeal to the mass market. The results were amazing! There were 7 games completed and showcased at the SXSWedu Playground and at the SXSW Gaming Continue Reading >

Why non-profits should attend SXSW

Giving City Austin was able to interview our very own Lonny Stern about his conference experience this year. A million reasons why nonprofits should invest in attending SXSW were shared and how they can prepare to make the most of it. SXSW is valuable opportunity for nonprofit organization like Skillpoint Alliance because it offers premiere corporate networking opportunities, exposure to new tools and programs, and the ability to participate in panel discussiosn that generate new ideas and Continue Reading >