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RE: [betaNYC] Tech Education Panel Thursday

From: Ryan F.
Sent on: Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:43 AM

I enjoyed this event thanks for letting us know about the event!





From: [address removed] <[address removed]> on behalf of Kara Chesal <[address removed]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16,[masked]:21 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [betaNYC] Tech Education Panel Thursday
Hi everyone,

I'm passionated about all things education and after attending a tech school for undergrad I realized the stark disparities in tech training kids get in K-12. There will be a stellar panel this Thursday talking about just this. Please add your voice to this conversation!


You're invited to join #TechinMotion's Tech Education panel!

This panel consists of New York’s biggest and brightest tech education innovators in the technology and innovation education community discussing what steps are being taken to close the STEM skills gap, as well as how public and private institutions are uniquely addressing this problem. We will also be discussing the New York City technology communities recent events and how to utilize early education to change the ratio and encourage more young women to go into technology, as well as how business and tech leaders can recruit and educate junior level engineers and provide career advancement and professional development opportunities internally to increase engineer retention rates.

Following the panel discussion, we will open up the event to a Q & A session for the audience to ask any remaining questions.

Featured Panelists:

Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code + Deputy Public Advocate 

Evan Korth, Founder of Hack NY, Founder of Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE), NYU Computer Science Professor

Eugene Lee, Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development for the NYC Mayor's Office

Anna Lindow, Regional Director at General Assembly

Michael Preston, Senior Director of Digital Learning at the Dept. of Education

Leigh Ann Delyser, Computer Science Curriculum Coordinator at AFSE

Moderated by: Sloane Barbour, Regional Director of Jobspring Partners+ Member of Young Executive Board at Camp Interactive

*We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Pencils of Promise for tomorrow's event! For only $0.14, Pencils of Promise is able to provide a primary school student with one day of education. Although not mandatory, our suggested donation for admission into tomorrow's event is $0.14. You can donate here.

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