CoderDojo Indiana launches free computer programming clubs for kids

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign that took place at the best-of-tech Mira Awards gala in April, TechPoint Foundation for Youth launched CoderDojo Indiana in June with the goal of creating free CoderDojo clubs to teach computer programming to Indiana students ages seven through 17. Indiana already had four existing CoderDojos. TechPoint Foundation for Youth […]

Open Indy Brigade is passionate about public data

A government that promotes transparency as well as encourages participation from its citizens is one that allows for the development of innovative solutions to civic issues. To promote transparency and participation in Hoosier governance, seven individuals with diverse backgrounds came together in February of 2015 to form a civic innovation group, and the Open Indy […]

TechPoint Foundation for Youth raises $60,000 at the Mira Awards to launch CoderDojo Indiana

Over $30,000 in individual donations were raised for TechPoint Foundation for Youth to bring computer programming clubs for kids called “CoderDojos” to Indiana during the 17th annual TechPoint Mira Awards gala. Mira Awards presenting sponsors Angie’s List, Interactive Intelligence, and Salesforce matched those donations, resulting in a grand total of $60,000 in support. Laura Dodds, executive […]

Rick Crosslin wins TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award

TechPoint Foundation for Youth is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has selected Rick Crosslin, Scientist in Residence, MSD of Wayne Township, as the 2016 Bridge Builder Award recipient. The award will be presented to Mr. Crosslin during the Mira Awards gala at The Westin on April 23rd. The Mira Awards is an […]

IU’s Dr. Kylie Peppler wins Tech Educator of the Year Mira Award

Dr. Kylie Peppler, an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University — Bloomington, received the Tech Educator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Dr. Peppler is incorporating artistic creativity into STEM fields immersion. Peppler has worked to understand […]