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Monday, October 22 • 18:00 - 18:40
BoF: Computer Science Education and Diversity - Laura Reddy, Cisco; Emma Foley & Thaynara Silva, Intel

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A Birds of a Feather discussion on diversity in STEM careers and what we can do to get more kids choosing to study these subjects. Giving updates about what is happening in the different countries and some of the programs we've been involved in to try to further this. This is a follow up on our previous talk at last year's conference.

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.


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.

Thaynara Silva

Software Engineer, Intel

Monday October 22, 2018 18:00 - 18:40 BST
Harris I & II, Level 1