TECHSTART EDUCATION FOUNDATION
August 31, 2010
TechStart has helped make connections between those in my field (Software Engineering) and those who teach computer science, so that we can work to help each other. In 2009 I presented my industry experience at the Oregon Games Programming Challenge, showing middle school and high school students what software engineering was all about. In 2010, at the same event I was a judge. As a college computer science instructor, I have attended Superquest 2009 and 2010 in order to learn better ways to do outreach to encourage young people to enter the field of computer science. I have attended games programming coach's training sponsored by Techstart. And, last but certainly not least, I will be a mentor for a high school robotics team 2010-2011 due to connections made through TechStart sponsored Superquest.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The students at OGPC -- they are excited about the games they have created, they are animated in their explanations, and they are very mature in their presentations. Techstart supports events that strengthen student integrity and professionalism.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I have both utilized TechStart's resources and assisted at TechStart events.