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Saturday, September 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Student Software Coding Experiences for Future Latino Entrepreneurs

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The new knowledge economy of tech startups and entrepreneurship requires fundamental programming skills. The growing Hispanic/Latino population are consumers of social media and mobile apps; but, where are our tech leaders? To support a pipeline of Hispanic/Latino tech talent, learn about coding workshops, hackathons, internships, and summer camp experiences that expose K-16 students to a unique learning experience. These activities not only introduce students to a tech career but also provide mentoring for future college aspirations.

Moderators
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Alberto Roca

Executive Director, DiverseScholar
Dr. Roca is Executive Director of the non-profit, DiverseScholar, a project of Community Partners. Dr. Roca is a first-generation Peruvian-American born in Houston, Texas; and, he received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Roca was a President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at the University of California, Irvine. While conducting biophysical and bioinformatic research, Dr. Roca... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Garcia

Co-Founder, CoderDojo
Ms. Garcia is co-founder of CoderDojo NYC-- a non-profit dedicated to teaching youth ages 7-17 how to code, a part of the global CoderDojo movement with over 200 chapters in 20 countries. She is passionate about getting more girls in tech. Ms. Garcia is a full-time Ambassador at the Hello World Foundation, inspiring the next generation of young creators through technology. Previously she was the CTO of Greatist, a health and fitness media... Read More →
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Oscar Menjivar

Co-Founder, Urban Teens eXploring Technology (UrbanTxT)
Oscar Menjivar is a pioneer in bridging the technology gap in low-income communities. He developed innovative technology strategies, which have transformed the lives of thousands of Angelenos.   In 2010, Mr. Menjivar founded the non-profit URBAN Teens eXploring Technology (www.URBANTxT.com), an organization that inspires young men of color to become technology leaders. URBAN TxT uses coding to help students learn entrepreneurship, public... Read More →
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Jarvis Sulcer

Executive Director, Level Playing Field Institute
Dr. Sulcer is Executive Director of the Level Playing Field Institute. He brings with him a deep passion for the LPFI mission and experience in making an impact through education. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering at Cornell University in 1998. He was the only African-American male in the United States to receive a Ph.D. in his field of study that year. He graduated from Southern University in 1991 with a B.S. in Physics... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Conrad Suite

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