San Antonio Ranks Third on Forbes List of the Nation’s Tech Hot Spots

Forbes names San Antonio-New Braunfels as one of America’s technology hot spots. The greater San Antonio area earned the number three spot on the list behind number one, Washington, D.C. and number two, Riverside, Calif. Forbes reported that San Antonio-New Braunfels gained 18.3 percent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math jobs between 2011 and 2012. […]

FreeFlow Research Works to Recruit More Tech Talent to the U.S.

By JONATHAN GUTIERREZ Reporter with Silicon Hills News A growing skills gap exists in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields for workers in the U.S. One reason for this is because there is a lack of U.S. born students pursuing STEM degrees. Peter French believes something needs to be done to fill this gap. […]

Opportunities and Obstacles in America’s Visa Options

BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Last year, Congress introduced the Startup Visa Act to provide visas to foreign entrepreneurs who have U.S. backing and whose businesses are expected to provide certain levels of employment, revenue, or capital investment. If the legislation ever passes, it may make things a lot easier, said Sweta […]

SparkFun’s National Tour Teaches Kids the Basics of Programming

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News On Geekdom’s projector screen, a buffalo and crab were prepared to move around a purple race track. SparkFun’s Jeff Branson gave the students the final programming directions for moving their animated characters. “We have to be able to rotate to drive the buffalo, or in your case […]

National Instruments Helps Train Teachers in the STEM Fields

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Simulating an earthquake on a wooden building model equipped with sensors or studying energy flow on a miniature power plant and power grid. Those are a few of the hands-on activities for high school kids to learn about physics thanks to a program created by National Instruments. […]

Geekdom Seeks to Educate and Inspire Kids

At Geekdom, the focus isn’t just to create the next big tech company, but to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Already, the San Antonio-based coworking and collaborative center, located on the 11th floor of the Weston Centre downtown, has hosted robotics programs for kids. That’s just the start. […]