Why Tech Is Investing in Teaching Tech Early

Wednesday, March 8
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon G

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Beth Holland
Ed Week/Edutopia - Journalist/Writer

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Krishna Vedati
Tynker - CEO

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Meenoo Rami
Minecraft - Mgr

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Mo Fong
Google - Dir for K12 Education

Summary

Tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are behind efforts to teach young kids computer and coding skills – but not for the reasons you may think. Their push has less to do with winning brand loyalty or raising the next tech workforce and more to do with making sure their current and future customers are tech-fluent so they can understand, use and evolve with the increasing pace of technology. To grow, tech companies need a tech-fluent society and a tech-fluent society has broad applications for learning, science and culture.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
Early Learning
Tags:
technology teaching skills gap

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