Category Archives: Technology

CodeRGV to Host First Area Hackathon


All backgrounds invited to create projects to benefit the RGV People of all technology expertise, from total beginner to experienced programmer, are invited to participate in CodeRGV‘s first Hackathon at the Weslaco EDC. The event takes place overnight, Jan. 20-21, and brings together people from different skills and professional backgrounds to make projects that can benefit the Valley. The Hackathon features exclusive data from across the Rio Grande Valley, from historical…

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UTRGV Is a Best Online College

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UTRGV listed fourth in Top 20 in Texas ranking The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked fourth on a list of the Top 20 Best Online Colleges in Texas by The website focuses on helping students and parents make better-informed decisions about online college programs and opportunities available. It also processes information that can facilitate their search for an online curriculum that suits their needs and interests.…

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Includes RGV Native

Alberto Altamirano

Cityflag co-founder is also Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence Cityflag CEO Alberto Altamirano is part of Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list. The Mission native was selected for the social entrepreneurs category. The list includes 600 winners, ranging from top entrepreneurs and innovators to philanthropists and game-changers. Altamirano is the first San Antonio tech startup leader to be chosen by Forbes. Altamirano’s accomplishment further solidifies Cityflag’s ongoing growth and momentum. He and Cityflag are serving…

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STC Certifies STEAM Educators

South Texas College's third cohort of faculty members from area school districts celebrate completing intensive professional development training via STC's RGV STEM Faculty Institute. (photo STC)

South Texas College celebrates third and final cohort of graduating faculty making a difference through STEM-based training More than 50 educators from across the Rio Grande Valley are now certified by South Texas College’s RGV STEM Faculty Institute, becoming leaders in science, technology, engineering and math Working under the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator, 56 faculty members from school districts across the Valley successfully completed the training. This includes  intensive…

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Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost

TWC grant aids Mission EDC’s bootcamps The Mission Economic Development Corporation is the recent recipient of a Wagner Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The $496,120 grant allows Mission EDC to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps. Through this training, participants receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications that includes A+, Network+, and Security+ at graduation. “This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of…

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Partnership Bridges Technology Gap

Three students present their concept for a mobile app that would scan the contents of an individual’s refrigerator and pantry and find recipes to use those ingredients.

Code/Interactive and Mission EDC join forces with school district Students at Mission Consolidated Independent School District’s Rafael Cantu Junior High School displayed computer coding skills Friday that they are learning as part of a program to better prepare young people to succeed in the high-tech job market. The Mission school district has launched the program in partnership with the Mission Economic Development Corporation and Code/Interactive of New York which brings…

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Mission EDC Launches Cybersecurity Bootcamp

40 participants to receive cybersecurity certifications Beginning in June, an eight-week cybersecurity bootcamp in Mission will answer the call of employers across Texas and the United States who are seeking thousands of core technology workers in cybersecurity and other skills to fill current and future staffing needs. The new cybersecurity bootcamp provides a total of 40 participants (who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act basic eligibility requirements) with a rigorous…

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