Featured Community Projects
Below are just a few of the ways we help non-profit organizations in our communities improve their processes through technology.
Basketball: The Science of Swish
McWane Science Center
Since 2005, CTS has worked with Noah Basketball to enhance and build new versions of the basketball-focused software. The Noah products have been instrumental in improving the shot (mainly free throw) consistency of players at the high school, college, and professional levels. http://www.noahbasketball.com/products
Through the vision of Sanjay Singh and Noah Basketball, CTS was able to build a modified version of the application at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. The permanent exhibit is a great example of Alabama based technology companies working together to showcase the link between science and sports while making it fun.
YMCA & Toys for Tots
With the support of the CTS leadership team and the generosity of several CTS volunteer consultants, CTS replaced the previous paper-laden request and fulfillment process with a web-based solution using .NET 4.5, MVC, SQL Azure, and Windows 8. The solution reduced the amount of manual involvement and expedited the communication between YMCA and the Marines.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the local community. Colonel William L. Hendricks (USMCR) founded the program in 1947 and since then, the program has delivered more than 351 million toys to 166 million children. In order to reach over 2400 families in Birmingham and nearby communities, the Marines partner with local YMCAs to assist with the logistical challenges associated with sign-up and distribution. Birmingham YMCAs serve over 6000 children in the community annually.
Animal Tracking System
McWane Science Center
With the help of volunteer CTS consultants, CTS helped the McWane Science Center replace their paper-based process of tracking their live animals. The live animal program is very popular around the city of Birmingham. Volunteers from the Center transport animals for birthday parties, school events, and other educational programs. CTS developed a user-friendly application for tracking the animals that also allows the staff to view historical data for each animal and displays the transactions in a searchable log. This solution replaced the process of tracking the animals and programs with a paper log and manilla folder.