Startup of the Month: VIDEO GAME DESIGN CLUB

Startup of the Month: VIDEO GAME DESIGN CLUB

The Next Generation of Kids in Tech?!

Video Game Design Club is a Huntsville-based startup that offers an ongoing educational experience for pre-teens and young adults interested in making video games from scratch.  In addition to messing with real code, VGDC focuses on real world education about graphic design, animation, creative writing, audio engineering, and logistical mechanics for an immersive end-to-end curriculum that is designed to get kids from novice to well-versed experts within their own individual skill sets.

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Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

The Real Superman: Jonathan Heath

Jonathan Heath was involved with a startup before he decided to move on to a more established company. His reasoning? It was the best way to eventually get back to startup life. 

“I knew that startup was now in a different phase and was not a growth environment for me any longer,” Jonathan says. “I wanted to learn a bit more about how product development can be done before using that in any new ventures."

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Huntsville planners tap into city's geeky side with Reddit Q&A input [RocketCityNow.com]

Planning for the future means talking to the people and in this Rocket City tech town, those in charge are doing that in a way they haven't before. The Huntsville subreddit has almost 14,000 people using it. City planners are tapping into Huntsville's geeky side to reach more people across platforms.

At local tech and business nonprofit Urban Engine, thinking about the future is the name of the game and using Reddit makes sense. The city just launched their BIG Picture master plan digitally. Now they need to know what questions and concerns you have about your city for the future. 

"I think that's Huntsville's personality," said Toni Eberhart, the Executive Director of Urban Engine. "We've got a lot of people [in the area] who are into technology and they're online."

Read the full story on RocketCityNow.com.

Huntsville is Mainstage for Worldwide Hackathon

Huntsville is Mainstage for Worldwide Hackathon

Hal Brewer, co-founder and chair of Intuitive Research and Technology – one of the event’s presenters, said this is a chance for businesses to take part for team building and “international exposure.”

In fact, he called out some local companies to answer the challenge.

“It’s a great opportunity to foster STEM research,” Brewer said. “If you sponsor this, you’re going to be getting international exposure.”

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Presenting Sponsor at the Mainstage: INTUITIVE Supports NASA Space Apps Challenge

Presenting Sponsor at the Mainstage: INTUITIVE Supports NASA Space Apps Challenge

“We are always looking for ways to innovate, to be at the forefront of technology, and to help foster our community’s economic development,” said INTUITIVE Co-founder and Chairman Harold Brewer. “Being able to partner with organizations such as Urban Engine, who’s paved the way for so many young, inspiring entrepreneurs, and NASA, the cornerstone of our community’s capabilities, is an honor.”

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NASA names Huntsville 2018’s Mainstage city for Space Apps program

NASA names Huntsville 2018’s Mainstage city for Space Apps program

The big announcement was made at a press conference Tuesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. From left to right: Dr. Deborah Barnhardt, CEO of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Georgina Chapman, director of workforce development for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber; Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; Toni Eberhart, executive director of Urban Engine; Michael Carroll, board chair for Urban Engine; and Hal Brewer, co-founder and chairman of the Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation…

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