Initiatives

CS for All Community Giving

The CS for All community giving model is a new private-public-community collaboration between Infosys Foundation USA, National Science Foundation [NSF] and DonorsChoose.org to provide as many as 2,000 teachers with computer science professional development (CSPD). This sustainable giving model will be used to secure community funding of much needed CSPD for public school teachers.

For more information about CS for All Community Giving for Summer 2017, visit the DonorsChoose help page.

Coding, Hackathons & Making

Since 2015, we’ve encouraged students in under-represented communities to explore, create, collaborate, invent, code, and make. We support bootcamps, hackathons and making workshops for students to gain computer science (CS) and making skills and partners: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, CodeNow, Computer Technologies Program, Digital Nest, Girl Develop It, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Level Playing Field Institute, Tech Kids Unlimited, Texas Girls Collaborative Project, and Yes We Code.

CrossRoads

This signature event brings thought leaders together to explore ideas on increasing access to high quality education in computer science, coding and making, with a particular focus on equity and inclusion. Attendees share the same goals: how to best use effective education as a driver for greater diversity, faster economic growth and better preparation for 21st century careers. #InfyXRoads

For more information about CrossRoads 2017, visit the conference page.

CrossRoads 2016 Videos
CrossRoads 2016
CrossRoads 2015

Infy Ed Chats

Bi-weekly tweet chats where guest hosts engage the Twitterverse and invite dialogue, share insights, and answer questions on a given topic. Every second Monday of the month we’ll discuss a CSed-related topic, every fourth Monday of the month Maker Education Initiative-related.

Schedule for 2017:

  • January 9 & 23
  • February 13 & 27
  • March 13 & 27
  • April 10 & 24
  • May 8 & 22
  • June 12 & 26
  • July 10 & 24
  • Aug 14 & 28
  • Sept 11 & 25
  • Oct 9 & 23
  • Nov 13
  • Dec 11

Archived Infy Ed Chats can be found here.

Follow the chats at #InfyEdChat.

Infy Maker Awards

If our future is invented by those who can make, how might we help individuals acquire the foundational skill of Making? Key skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity are experiential in nature and can be developed over the course of projects and making.

Through the Infy Maker Awards program, we support today’s makers at schools and in communities, encouraging them to become our next generation of inventors. This #InfyMakers awards program, launched in June 2015 to celebrate the White House’s “National Week of Making”, recognizes the Maker Movement and inventors.

#WhyIMake

We launched the #WhyIMake video campaign to create a platform for makers to tell their own stories, serving both as role models and inspiration for others. Short videos will showcase stories from prominent makers and invite others to share their own #WhyIMake stories.

Our newest #WhyIMake video features Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and his family discussing what Making means to them.

Our launch episode features master maker Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of MythBusters.