Saturday, April 30, 2016
The 76West Challenge that Skild’s competition management system proudly supports is making waves with their success! The 76West competition is very similar to the 43North challenge thats competition management was also through Skild. 76West is a clean energy contest that’s main goal is to challenge startups and growing entrepreneurs everywhere to create clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier Region. 43North’s only difference really was bringing clean businesses to Western New York instead. As of right now the application process for 76West is closed but starting in April of this year, we will get to see the Semi-finalists chosen through the competition software! New York is “cleaning up” its act Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has pushed for this competition platform in hopes that this will help create energy efficient businesses ultimately building a better system in New York.
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Earth has been going through a lot of changes recently and unfortunately, a lot of them are affecting our planet for the worse. This is why carbon mitigation is so important right now. Carbon mitigation is all about making an effort to prevent the emission of greenhouse gases. Because we have a big reliance on fossil fuels such as coal, oil, etc., the emissions from these gases have risen exponentially. So now the need for reducing these gases in order to help create a more balanced atmosphere is crucial. And this is exactly why contest software like that of the Global Friends Prizes Challenge is imperative to not only the people participating, but also to the impact it could have on the entire world.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
For the first time ever iCode4Kids is making the scene as a hackathon for kids. On April 16th the hackathon will take place in downtown Dallas at the AT&T headquarters. This organization is all about bringing STEM a.k.a science, technology, engineering, and math to the attention of the younger generation. This will be a special opportunity for young students from elementary school all the way up to high school to be able to spend a day problem solving with STEM to find solutions to real world problems. Founder and CEO of iCode, Abid Abedi is very excited to see this hackathon come together and mold the minds of youths.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
This is now the second year that Skild has been honored with creating the platform for the Community College Innovation contest. Its main purpose is to challenge students from community colleges to find solutions to real-world problems through use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Community colleges hold about 40 percent of the U.S. undergraduates so it’s great to see a competition aimed at such a large and smart group of people. The application period may be over as of February 15th, but there are still a few judging rounds until the finalists are chosen. The success from last years challenge has made it possible for this competition to continue and change the lives of many. We are so excited to see what the students come up with for this year, but we couldn’t forget about the 2015 Winners.