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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Monday, October 23 • 18:00 - 18:45
BoF: Computer Science Education and Diversity - Emma Foley & Laura Reddy, Intel

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No one can deny that computer science education is an important topic that is often overlooked by those who set the curricula, and it usually fall to professionals and company outreach programs to give children their first taste of coding. This approach can put more pressure on programmers at a time when the tech industry is starved of new talent. We're trying to pump up the pipeline, while trying to more forward in an under resourced industry.... this is what children will see, and that isn't a good influence. This is a follow-up from last year's conference.


Emma Foley

Software Engineer, Intel
Emma is a Software Engineer in the Network Platforms Group in Intel. Emma has worked on Service Assurance, making more statistics available for the OpenStack cloud, by enabling collectd stats and events to be used in OpenStack. She is committer to the OPNFV Barometer project, and... Read More →

Laura Reddy

Software Engineer, Cisco
Laura is a Software Engineer at Cisco Galway. Helping to promote careers in STEM by hour of code sessions with local schools.

Monday October 23, 2017 18:00 - 18:45 CEST
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