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Sunday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tech Them While They are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline LIMITED

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With statistics stating that only 1% of tech startups are founded by blacks and that there is a digital divide why are we not introducing technology in the community at earlier ages. This panel will show how if we expose youth to technology through their passions we can begin to bridge the digital divide. We will have a panel of innovators discussing ways to fuel passion driven young innovators by early exposure and showing technology through ideas, games and parts of their everyday lifestyle that is relatable. The panel will also discuss way to create, implement and attract people to programs that offer early exposure

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Tina Shoulders

Creative Director, Exposure Camp

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Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
When Kimberly Bryant was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. She remembers being excited by the prospects... Read More →
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Michael Denton

@Michael Denton is the Director of Programming at CampInteractive, a year round tech leadership program that uses cutting-edge tech education tools to provide students with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed and instills the leadership qualities necessary to achieve their poten... Read More →
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Jesse Martinez

Originally from Houston, Texas, @Jesse Martinez found his way to San Francisco in March 1997 where he first experienced what it meant to work for a startup. As employee 27, he got to see firsthand the building of a Silicon Valley company (funded by Sequoia Capital) that ultimately grew into a thousand employee+ Corporation all... Read More →
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Jason Young

@Jason Young is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for personal finance and education. Jason is the co-founder of Mindblown Labs, a social enterprise that uses gaming to teach young people about personal finance and other 21st century skills. He is also a founding mentor of the Hidden Genius... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
BiT House | Colorado Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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