Initiatives

Pathfinders Summer Institute

Infosys Foundation USA hosted the Pathfinders Summer Institute 2018, an intensive week of in-person professional development in Computer Science and Making, at Indiana University Bloomington from July 15-20, 2018. Nearly 600 US K-12 public school teachers convened at #InfyPathfinders for high-quality hands-on training. Please review these videos and links below for recent news coverage about Pathfinders.

Stay tuned for news about Pathfinders Summer Institute 2019.

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.

CrossRoads 2018 Keynotes and Sessions/Attendees
CrossRoads 2018: Connecting Amongst the Redwoods
2018 CrossRoads Collaboration Catalyst (C3) Grants
CrossRoads 2017 summary and video playlist
CrossRoads 2016 videos and speakers
CrossRoads 2015

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 showcase stories from prominent makers and invite others to share their own #WhyIMake stories on various social channels.

Our newest #WhyIMake video features Emily Pilloton of Girls Garage, whose work introduces young girls to Making where they learn more about themselves and develop new skills. Previous episodes include NASA astronaut Don Pettit, master maker Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and his family, as well as actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman.

To watch these videos or share your own stories, visit www.WhyIMake.org

#InfyXRoads

#InfyXRoads

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 CS Ed-related topic, every fourth Monday of the month Maker Ed initiative-related.

Schedule for 2018:

  • September 10 & 24
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • December 10

Schedule for 2019:

  • January 28

Archived chats can be found here.

Follow the chats at #InfyXRoads.

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.