Our ability to serve our community and to grow as an organization is dependent on resources. In the first 3 years of our formal corporate organization status, we've operated solely on volunteer hours of a dedicated board of directors and community volunteers with funds generated from individual donations and proceeds from our Capital Creative Showcase event.
In order to grow as an organization and best serve our community, we will need access to sufficient funds to cover ordinary administration costs including those for a formal office location and staff, and operational costs for our various programs. Our schedule of programs has been limited only by available resources, and with the generosity of donors, we hope to expand our programs to include more educational offerings, community events, and professional services.
In 2023, we are planning to launch an after-school educational program targeting high-school age students to provide game development education and experience. This course will be modeled after our successful Progressive Game Jam and will provide the same full development lifecycle experience on a smaller scale and with increased guidance and training. Video game development touches on the full spectrum of STEAM skills and we believe it is an excellent tool to teach STEAM.
We are also planning to launch a second major annual event in 2023 that is focused on the developers and creative talents themselves. In contrast to our annual showcase event, where the focus is on providing our talented community members an opportunity to showcase their work to the public and celebrate the region's rich creative economy, this event will focus on providing those developers with instruction, industry guidance, education, and peer-level support in an industry conference-style event. This event will strengthen our developer's skills, professional portfolio, industry access, and confidence, and is an event they've been asking for.