meetup

GSVlabs Speakeasy Series: The Rise of Computer Science in Education

Redwood City, CA - Feb 23 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

$1 to $50


The Event:

Join GSVlabs for an evening of future-looking conversations with industry experts on the growing demand of computer science education and the impact it will have on schools, businesses and investors.

Last year, more than 600,000 high-paying technology jobs across the United States were unfilled, and by 2018, 51% of STEM jobs are projected to be in computer-science related fields across IT, transportation, healthcare, and financial services.

Equipping learners with computational thinking skills not only enables them to be creators in today’s digital economy, but also empowers them to be involved citizens in our technology-driven world.

How are businesses, K12 schools, and universities addressing this disparity through innovative products, programs, and investments? What tools have they used to close the achievement gap in computer science education for learners across the life span?Industry Panelists:

Krishna Vedati, CEO at Tynker

Michael Ellison, COO at CodePath

Claire Shorall, Manager at Oakland USD Computer Science Dept.

Carolina Huaranca, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Kapor Center for Social Impact

Agenda:

6:30 - Doors open + Registration

7:00 – Facilitated fireside chat with panel

8:00 – Q&A

8:15 - Networking

9:00 - Adjournment

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST) 

Where: 425 Broadway Street Redwood City, CA 94063