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Monday, June 17
 

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.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is Director of EPIC (Expanding Pathways in Computing) at UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) where she oversees research and professional development projects in STEM and CS education such as the nationally recognized WeTeach_CS... Read More →
avatar for Kyla Guru

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
Ballroom

3:45pm CDT

Student Playground and Sweet Treats
K-12 Students and Teachers from around Texas share projects they’ve worked on this year in an interactive setting.

Participants
  • Del Valle Elementary
  • Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park
  • McDowell Middle School
  • O Henry Middle School
  • Sartartia Middle School

Presenters
Staff
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Ballroom
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

7:30am CDT

Breakfast
Tuesday June 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Ballroom

8:30am CDT

Plenary Session: Dan Garcia - Achieving CSforALL through the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)
At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, has incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had any introduction to computer science. A decade ago in the United States, the CSforALL movement  was launched to broaden participation in computing to those traditionally underrepresented. This talk reflect on the current state of that initiative, and introduce the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" course, which has received worldwide attention and currently has 65% female enrollment at UC Berkeley, among the highest in the nation.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Garcia

Dan Garcia

Teaching Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, has incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had an introduction to computer science. A decade ago in the United States, the CSforALL movement was launched... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Ballroom

12:15pm CDT

Lunch / WeTeach_CS Change Maker and Mini-Grant Awards
Presenters
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is Director of EPIC (Expanding Pathways in Computing) at UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) where she oversees research and professional development projects in STEM and CS education such as the nationally recognized WeTeach_CS... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Amy Carrell

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 →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

7:00am CDT

Breakfast
Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Ballroom

8:00am CDT

Plenary Session: Patti Ordóñez - The Importance of Data Science for Puerto Rico Post Hurricane María
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that tackles complex problems using statistics, computing, math and domain knowledge.  The impact of data science in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria was unforeseeable. Seeing Puerto Rico as a microcosm of the United States, I will demonstrate why it is important for all students and teachers in the US to learn how to do data science.

Presenters
avatar for Patti Ordóñez

Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Ballroom
  WeTeach_CS Attendees, General Session

11:45am CDT

Lunch / Closing Session, DonorsChoose.org and Door Prizes!
Walter Doyle will give attendees an overview on DonorsChoose.org, insight on current funding opportunities, and a chance to brainstorm innovative ideas. Learn how to break down larger projects into fundable grants, and how to keep your donors coming back with each new project. And Door Prizes!!

Presenters
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is Director of EPIC (Expanding Pathways in Computing) at UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) where she oversees research and professional development projects in STEM and CS education such as the nationally recognized WeTeach_CS... Read More →
avatar for Walter Doyle

Walter Doyle

Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Ballroom
  All Participants, General Session
 


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