My name is Mei’lani. I’m a curriculum development intern here at Code.org and I’m also a computer science student at Cascadia College. I always liked the fact that I can make whatever I want with computer science. I’ve been able to make really cool websites that are about topics and really passionate about. And I
[song counts down: 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1] [hip hop beats] Hi, my name is Lynn Root. I’m a software engineer here at Spotify. And I’ll be the first to admit that I often take for granted the reliability of the internet. [music] The sheer amount of information zooming around the internet is
For this project we are going to build a tribute page Here is what my tribute page looks like You can see it’s a tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug Who is someone who has inspired me a tremendous amount He is a geneticist and an agricultural researcher who, during the (19)40s, 50s and 60s pioneered
Hi, my name is Jenny Martin and I’m the director of cybersecurity investigations at Symantec. Today cybercrime causes huge problems for society personally, financially, and even in matters of national security. Just in the last few years, hundreds of millions of credit card numbers have been stolen, tens of millions of Social Security numbers and
[piano pop music] Hi! My name is Paola, and I am a software engineer at Microsoft. Let’s talk about how the internet works. My job relies on networks being able to talk with one another, but back in the 1970s there was no standard method for this. It took the work of Vint Cerf and
So what grade are you in? Second. Tenth grade. First grade. I was in eighth grade when I learned to program. I got my first computer when I was in sixth grade. What gets me excited is being able to fix people’s problems. You can express yourself. You can build things from an idea. Computer
My name is Tess Winlock. I’m a software engineer at Google. Here’s a question, how does a picture, text message or email gets sent from one place to another? It isn’t magic. It’s the Internet, a tangible physical system that was made to move information. The Internet is a lot like the postal service, but
Computer Science Education Week is all about demystifying computer science and coding for K-12 students and really getting them engaged early. So, organizations across the world will hold events called “Hour of Code” to help drum up interest as well as help those K-12 students understand that computer science and coding can be both easy
I think 19th century was about the Industrial Revolution, about electricity, about disrupting their agricultural society and making it more advanced. The 20th century was about physics and engineering, to do more things easier in our everyday life from refrigerators to washing machines. And the 21st century is definitely the digital age. It’s the Internet.
There’s so many computer science jobs out there that are not being filled. So the more computer science teachers we have in our school systems the more students we will be able to reach. And getting past that initial fear of what computer sciences is, is what’s gonna change the whole field of computer science.