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Write/Speak/Code 2017 - Empowering Social Change by Teaching Code

Alex Qin
August 26, 2017

Write/Speak/Code 2017 - Empowering Social Change by Teaching Code

The story of the code cooperative, an open source educational program that teaches former inmates to code as a means to creating social change.

Alex Qin

August 26, 2017
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  1. Empowering Social Change by Teaching Code @alexqin #codeforchange #wsc2017conf #codeforchange

    @alexqin
  2. @alexqin engineer & educator #codeforchange @alexqin

  3. #codeforchange @alexqin

  4. TEACHER

  5. #codeforchange @alexqin

  6. #codeforchange @alexqin

  7. my “investigation” #codeforchange @alexqin

  8. 1. CS education is lacking #codeforchange @alexqin

  9. 10% NYC schools 1% NYC students #codeforchange @alexqin

  10. 2. CS curricula are outdated #codeforchange @alexqin

  11. #codeforchange @alexqin

  12. 3. skill mastery vs. creativity #codeforchange @alexqin

  13. 4. inaccessible #codeforchange @alexqin

  14. 5. creators of tech ≠ people who use tech #codeforchange

    @alexqin
  15. < 15% black & latinx #codeforchange @alexqin

  16. 26% women #codeforchange @alexqin

  17. #codeforchange @alexqin

  18. tech education must be accessible to all #codeforchange @alexqin

  19. #codeforchange @alexqin

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  21. subvert the traditional curriculum #codeforchange @alexqin

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  25. 500,000+ unfilled jobs #codeforchange @alexqin

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  29. ??? #codeforchange @alexqin

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  31. code for social good #codeforchange @alexqin

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  35. Blazon #codeforchange @alexqin

  36. Blazon #codeforchange @alexqin

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  38. GroGreen #codeforchange @alexqin

  39. GroGreen #codeforchange @alexqin

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  47. bettering their skills & themselves + bettering the world =

    #codeforchange @alexqin
  48. #codeforchange @alexqin

  49. those who experience problems are best equipped to solve them

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  50. can this be replicated & scaled? #codeforchange @alexqin

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  61. students & teachers from diverse backgrounds #codeforchange @alexqin

  62. subvert the traditional curriculum #codeforchange @alexqin

  63. student led and skill mastery #codeforchange @alexqin

  64. accessible to all #codeforchange @alexqin

  65. learn to code as means to create social change #codeforchange

    @alexqin
  66. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “If you want to build a ship,

    don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” #codeforchange @alexqin
  67. coming soon GAKK Technology #codeforchange @alexqin

  68. #codeforchange @alexqin

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  70. you can make a difference #codeforchange @alexqin

  71. start small #codeforchange @alexqin

  72. #codeforchange @alexqin

  73. what will you accomplish this year? #codeforchange @alexqin

  74. @alexqin engineer & educator codecooperative.org gakkoproject.com #codeforchange @alexqin