TechinMotion's Tech Education Panel: Presented by Buncee + Microsoft

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.

Big thanks to our gracious sponsors who have made it possible for us to host this event: Jobspring PartnersWorkbridge Associates, Buncee, and Microsoft.

Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event?Email [masked] or [masked]

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  • Craig W.

    Could you please publish the names/organizations of the panelists from last night? I don't see that information anywhere.

    October 18, 2013

    • Mandy I.

      Hi Craig! Glad you came last night. If you push the "see all" buttom above in the event description, it will drop down and show you the panel line-up from last night, as well as their titles.

      October 18, 2013

  • Robert T.

    One comment on the problem of disadvantaged students not having computers:

    A lot of them have Android phones these days, and there is a Scratch-like programming environment for those, MIT App Inventor, at appinventor.mit.edu. (It was called Android App Inventor while the project was at Google; it's now run out of the MIT Media Lab.) The current version requires a computer running Java to do the programming on; the next version will be browser-based, which means that there's at least some hope it would be usable directly on a tablet. Info on that here:

    http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/blogs/andrew/2013/10/new-app-inventor-coming.html

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Michael D.

      That's the exact program we use to teach our students to turn their ideas into apps. It works well for us and for them.

      October 18, 2013

  • Kara C.

    If you're interested in the user feedback sessions with the DOE that Mandy mentioned at the end of the evening, please feel free to reach out to me! We're looking for 8th and 9th grade students and their families for this Saturday or 10/29. Thanks!

    October 18, 2013

    • Eugene K. J.

      Hello Kara, while I don't presently know of any families that I can recommend I would love an opportunity to speak with you. I work with a new tech school in the heart of silicon alley. We teach mobile software development. I'm interested in learning if there are partnership opportunities between my school and the department of education. PLEASE feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email. I sincerely hope to hear from you. Below please find my contact information: Eugene Johnson
      Marketing Coordinator
      TurnToTech
      184 5th ave (4th floor)
      New York, NY 10010
      Cell:[masked] (preferred)
      Email: [masked]
      Turntotech.io

      October 18, 2013

  • Craig W.

    Thank you for the event. It was interesting to see people on the panel actively engaged in making a positive change. The focus of the discussion was 1-12K education. I assert that educational resources need to be focused at the employer/recruitment pain point. Perhaps a tax credit for employee education programs would be an inducement to provide the specific training employers require (instead of property tax incentives to attract new business to NYC).

    A man from Microsoft was in the lobby demonstrating the new IE 11 that was released yesterday. We can expect development technology to change quickly. A method to group-source continuing education is needed so that individual workers are not burdened with the cost to keep up. Employers would also benefit.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great panel, and threw up some incredible stats I wasn't aware of! I was there representing NPower, a nonprofit that connects tech professionals with those who need it most in order to build tech skills. If you can volunteer, or need volunteers for your projects (sounded like there was a lot of need for the latter), we do work connecting the two, so get in touch! http://www.thecommunitycorps.org/

    October 18, 2013

  • Mokhtar

    Really good presenters and speakers

    October 18, 2013

  • blake w.

    A fantastic panel with some of the most brilliant and influential minds in education. This was a very informative and thought-provoking discussion that I think was able to highlight some of the problems (and potential solutions!) facing educators today. Thanks to the panel and all of the sponsors for contributing to another incredibly successful event!

    October 18, 2013

  • Sloane B.

    I thought it was a very very interesting conversation and it was a true pleasure to be on stage with such brilliant minds in New York City Tech Education. Hopefully we were able to raise awareness of this enormous problem and inspire those with the resources to help solve it volunteer their time and knowledge to the children and ultimately to our future.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • James R.

    I was excited and looking forward to attend the event last night, but I was in Montclair NJ picking up my son. Every time I wanted to attend something happens. I am setting up my schedule right now for the next event.

    October 18, 2013

  • Rey T.

    This was my first TechinMotion meetup. It was awesome! Met a lot of people, staff was very organized and professional, and I learned a lot about tech ed.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Stella A.

    Good Discussion

    October 17, 2013

  • Jessica S.

    Great Speakers! Really insightful and motivating!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I am founder of teachcode.org, a nonprofit designed to develop curriculum, mentorships, and professional development. My program is being implemented in some NYC schools, I want to connect with and learn from everyone!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Tonya

    Hello! I am the President of The Parris Foundation: S.T.E.M.ulating Minds. We help NYC youth out of poverty through STEM education. I hope to meet positive professionals interested in STEM education and helping the youth of NYC!

    5 · October 15, 2013

    • Tonya

      Absolutely. I'm in row F (first seat) to the right of the stage. Looking forward to meeting you, Eugene!

      October 17, 2013

    • Eugene K. J.

      I'm here, second to last row on the left hand side of the auditorium. I'm in a green vest with a blue checked shirt under it. Lets connect afterwards.

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • Kewsi A.

    Unable to attend after all, will look forward to next one!

    October 17, 2013

  • Kevin B.

    Sadly, I have to bow out due to an injury. Sounds like I'll be missing a good one. (sigh)

    October 17, 2013

  • German Y.

    I have to cancel. Sad. Look forward for the next one. Please do not exclude me from the list :)

    October 17, 2013

  • achixanthem

    I have to cancel because I'm getting over the flu. Mandy, I am beyond bummed that I cannot make tonight's meetup but I look forward to the next one.

    October 17, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Front End Engineer at charity: water

    2 · October 17, 2013

    • Danny C.

      Saw the keynote at inbound13. You guys are doing great things.

      October 17, 2013

  • Oliver

    My first time at this event. looking forward to it.

    October 17, 2013

  • Sean

    I went to the Turn to Tech free co-working, seemed like a great place , met tons of technologist and entrepreneurs.

    October 17, 2013

    • carolyn Debus A.

      Hey Sean, I was interested in where you found "Turn to Tech"

      October 17, 2013

  • Karen5Lund

    Sorry I learned about this too late to attend, but I've joined the group so I'll have advance notice about other events. Your programs look great!

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Mandy I.

      Thanks Karen! Hopefully we'll see you soon!

      October 17, 2013

  • Lauri T.

    I will be unable to attend tomorrow evening but curious if it will be available online. Look forward to attending future events and meeting group members!

    October 17, 2013

  • Adrienne L.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone

    October 16, 2013

  • Abigail

    I may not be able to join tomorrow. Will this discussion be recorded? Thanks for any info!

    October 16, 2013

  • Kishore B.

    Interesting discussion

    October 15, 2013

  • J. J.

    is there a special registration for this event or is my RSVP enough?

    October 14, 2013

    • Mandy I.

      You're RSVP is enough! Can't wait to see you Thursday!

      October 14, 2013

  • Juan Camilo R.

    Looking forward to meet incredible visionaries

    October 13, 2013

  • Wilfred

    Finance

    October 12, 2013

  • Tony T.

    Mandy thanks for the invite, I am looking forward to hearing what the speakers have to say.

    I am sure it will be interesting.

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Lauren

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Eugene K. J.

    Will any members of the Academy of Software Engineers faculty and staff be attending the event?

    October 9, 2013

    • Eric A.

      Yes, I'll be there.

      October 9, 2013

  • yori

    Hi Mandy, :-) I'm looking forward to another Tech in Motion New York meetup. Techology is one of the main arteries that flows in our lives everyday, and Tech in Motion New York, maintains that (flow)-resources that will enrich/educate, and enable your business, life, etc.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • James R.

    I am attending for the first time. Any advices thanks

    October 8, 2013

  • Michael Mordechai C.

    Hi all,
    We are creating a CEO round table which would take place once a month in Five Boros for Technology CEO's to get together around a table and schmooze yet more importantly share ideas and get feedback from one another.

    We are limiting the amount of people so it can be effective yet once successful we plan on having multiple different groups.

    If your interested and find this concept to be something you can benefit from, then please email me for nitty gritty details.

    All the best, Michael (Mordechai) Clapman
    Founder & CEO
    Heedly.com [masked]
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    October 8, 2013

  • Asia H.

    Thanks Mandy for reaching out, but unfortunately, this event coincides with a salary workshop I am participating in. I will keep it on my radar in case anything changes. Thank you!

    October 8, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Love to attend this wonderful event!

    October 7, 2013

  • Juan Camilo R.

    Tech

    October 4, 2013

  • Matt H.

    I'm the CTO at DoSomething.org.

    October 4, 2013

  • Raj

    count me in .

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Charles V.

    I cannot wait.

    2 · September 30, 2013

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