Member Offer

New Member Highlight || Texas State Technical College

If you are interested in a career in the fastest-growing industry in Texas, Texas State Technical College’s (TSTC) Computer Division has programs of study that will launch you into a new and exciting career. TSTC will equip you with the most up-to-date, industry standard, knowledge and skills to be successful. With one of the most in-depth computer programming and web design & development degrees available in the state, our students are able to get their education and get into the workforce in two years or less.

Whether you have an interest in becoming a computer programmer, a web designer, a user interface designer, a computer systems analyst or a database administrator or any of the other professions in the IT industry, TSTC has multiple certificates and degrees available both face to face and online for you.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the IT industry, check out our offerings:

Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics, Architectural/Civil Drafting, Business Management, Cloud Computing, Computer Networking & Systems Administration, Computer Programming, Cybersecurity, Digital Media DesignMechanical-Electrical Drafting, Visual Communication and Web Design and Development

Or complete an inquiry form.

Tso Chinese Delivery to Donate $100k in Meals for the Holidays

#TsoGiving Partners with Austin Nonprofits to Continue Feeding Those in Need

(Austin, TX) – Tso Chinese Delivery, will continue its commitment to feeding the Austin community this holiday season, with their latest #TsoGiving initiative which aims to donate $100,000 in meals. For this new #TsoGiving campaign, Tso Chinese Delivery has partnered with seven local organizations in an effort to feed as many individuals in need as they can. The holiday campaign launches just in time for Thanksgiving, and will continue through the end of December 2020.

The holiday initiative is set to double what Tso Chinese Delivery has already given this year through #TsoGiving campaigns. To date, #TsoGiving has donated over $110,000 in meals to Austinites in need, via contactless, curbside food drive-throughs and their #50kForTeachers campaign, which gave $50,000 to thank local educators. Tso Chinese Delivery, which became a registered B-Corp (Public Benefit Corporation) earlier this year, was honored by Austin Business Journal as one of 2020’s Inspiring Leaders, and also received an Austin A-List Award as a result of their dedication to the local community.

“In the spirit of the holidays, we felt it was essential to continue our #TsoGiving initiative into the holiday season, and continue to give back to our community,” said Tso Chinese Delivery’s CEO, Min Choe. “This year is even more challenging with Covid-19 remaining a prevalent force, and with many people still unemployed, so we partnered with local organizations that are already making an impact on feeding those in need, and work as a team to reach more people.”

#TsoGiving Partners:

  • Central Texas Food Bank: A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 38 years, the Central Texas Food Bank’s mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. They work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas.

  • Austin Asian Community Health Initiative (AACHI): AACHI aims to improve the health & well-being of Asians in Central Texas through advocacy, education, and support.

  • People’s Community Clinic: The mission of People’s Community Clinic is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect.

  • SAFE: SAFE is a Central Texas nonprofit committed to providing safety, stability, and healing to anyone who has experienced violence and abuse. Locally, they provide housing, support services, and prevention programs to stop the cycle of violence.

  • Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA): AFSSA is a nonprofit organization that exists to break the cycle of violence in Asian and Immigrant communities. AFSSA provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

  • Casa Marianella: Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. The organization’s ultimate vision is that all immigrants arriving in Austin will have safe housing and access to the services they need to be successful.

  • American Gateways: The mission of American Gateways is to champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education and advocacy.

“While putting together the TsoGiving Holiday Initiative we wanted to ensure that we focused on those in our community that were disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and believe these organizations reflect this goal,” said Tso co-founder, Eunice Tsang. “We are honored to be partnering with them.”

#TsoGiving is accepting donations via www.tsogiving.com, and hopes to raise $35,000 in donations to assist in funding this campaign and continue its mission to provide meal assistance to those facing hunger in the city of Austin. For every $1 raised, #TsoGiving can donate $3 worth of meals. A donation can also be added to any food order placed at http://tsochinesedelivery.com.

ABOUT: Tso Chinese Delivery is a delivery and carryout-only, quick service restaurant concept in Austin, TX. Offering online ordering, free delivery and a strict no-tipping policy, Tso offers one of the best, value-driven delivery services of fresh Chinese-American food, anywhere. Tso is able to execute this service by utilizing a virtual kitchen platform which focuses on online ordering — no app necessary — with the ability to track order progress on one’s computer or  mobile phone. Since launching in Central Austin in 2017, they have since opened a second location in Fall 2019 in North Austin and will be following up with a third location in South Austin in 2020. Visit http://tsogiving.com/ for more information and view the menu at http://tsochinesedelivery.com/ Follow along for updates on Twitter @tsodelivery and Instagram @tsochinesedelivery.

Adopting Headless Commerce for Your Business

If you’re in the ecommerce world, then you’ve probably heard the term ‘headless’ by now. In the past few years, headless has become more of a buzzword of sorts, making brands wonder if this configuration is the way to go for their own business.

However, some still struggle to completely comprehend what headless commerce is beyond the buzzworthy term people like to throw around. Simply put, headless commerce is the separation of the front and back end of an ecommerce site or app.

This decoupling allows ecommerce businesses to create unique content-led sites, customer-winning experiences, and a frictionless journey to checkout.

How?
By allowing businesses to choose the frontend solutions that best support their business and marketing strategies; completely independent of the ecommerce engine they happen to have chosen.

Why?
With headless commerce, businesses are able to keep powerful backend platforms, like BigCommerce, while not having to disturb anything on the frontend that works for your company; allowing merchants to plug in commerce functionality to additional channels, or provide new experiences for shoppers, quickly and easily.

Customer expectations are rising, and brands are struggling to keep up with the constantly evolving ecommerce world that seems to be building around content more and more. And, with customer acquisition costs rising year-over-year, headless commerce is helping brands accomplish a content-led online store easily and affordably.

With customers not wanting to be sold to via traditional ads, content-led commerce is becoming the key. That’s why 70% of marketers have actively invested in content marketing this year. However, content marketing isn’t all about visuals and snazzy ads, it’s also about your customer experience. Easier checkout journeys, customized UX, user-generated content – all of these and more are ways to increase your customer’s overall experience with your brand and having 44% of them more likely to become repeat customers.

Headless commerce makes doing all this possible with 5 key solutions:

  1. Advanced technologies to create visionary, fast websites.
  2. Flexibility and familiarity for developers.
  3. Speed to market for international and omnichannel GTMs.
  4. Conversion rates and lower customer acquisition costs.
  5. Complete ownership over site architecture.

In the end, a headless ecommerce setup is one of the best solutions for brands looking to deliver excellent customer experiences, content, and commerce across multiple channels. To help you learn more and understand if headless commerce is the right strategy for you, request a demo with BigCommerce and see how you can get started with headless commerce today.

Don’t Miss ATC News

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.