Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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Monday, June 17

8:00am CDT

Registration desk is located near the stairs on the bottom floor of the hotel in the meeting rooms area.

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Amy Carrell

EPIC Director for Outreach, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
acarrell@tacc.utexas.eduAmy Carrell joined TACC in 2019 as the EPIC Director of Outreach to broaden participation in K12 computer science across Texas and the nation. She leads efforts on the WeTeach_CS program and directs the Code.org Regional Partner for Texas. Prior to joining... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am CDT

11:30am CDT

Lunch / Opening Session and Speaker: Kyla Guru - Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl
Conference kick-off session with WeTeach_CS Summit overview followed by speaker, Kyla Guru.

Kyla Guru is 17 years old, a rising senior at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, by day and a security supergirl by night. The summer before her freshman year of high school, Guru discovered her unique passion for cybersecurity, fascinated by the task of protecting technologies of our future. With this discovery, she also learned that 90 percent of cyberattacks on national infrastructure were due to human error. In an effort to combat this vulnerability, Guru founded Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education (http://www.bitsnbytes.us.com), a national 501(c)(3) that now sustains 20+ national partnerships with school districts, corporations including Facebook and IBM, and educational platforms like Discovery Education, all in efforts to increase awareness, literacy, and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity. In her keynote at WeTeach_CS, Guru will share her story of being a social entrepreneur in the cybersecurity industry and what she believes is the power of the youth and the current educators. She will use her unique perspective of going through the education system to talk about what she sees for the future of the industry, and, of course, how we can make radical change to our current state of cyber-insecurity.

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Carol Fletcher

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher directs Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), a research and service unit of TACC launched in 2019 that focuses on broadening participation in K20 computing pathways. Carol is the former Deputy Director of the STEM Center in UT Austin's... Read More →
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Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT