Pamela Fox: Learner, Creator, Teacher

Pamela Fox: Learner, Creator, Teacher

A talk given to Melbourne Grammar School girls in April 2017, about my life- how I got into tech, my many jobs in it, and what I do now.

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Pamela Fox

April 05, 2017
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  1. THE STORY OF PAMELA FOX: LEARNER, TEACHER, CREATOR

  2. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN....

  3. MY DAD

  4. MY MUM

  5. MY GEEKY CHILDHOOD NOT THE USUAL PAINTINGS...

  6. COMPUTERS EVERYWHERE

  7. FASTEST INTERNET AROUND!

  8. WINDOWS DOS, YAY

  9. MY FIRST “CODE”

  10. HOW I SPENT MY NEW YEARS VACATION

  11. DIGITIZE ALL THE THINGS!

  12. THE POWER OF THE WEB

  13. Pamela Fox THE JAVA YEARS....

  14. MY DAD GOT TOO EXCITED…

  15. BUT I “REBELLED”... Arts & Crafts Volunteering Clubs Student Government

  16. COLLEGE PICKING TIME! 11TH GRADE.

  17. A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS... - Event Planning (with

    Computers) - Graphic Design (with Computers) - Newspaper layout (with Computers) - Computer Programming - Website Development COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS.
  18. WHERE?

  19. WHERE?

  20. A DIVERSE FOUR YEARS

  21. COMPUTER SCIENCE + LINGUISTICS

  22. COMPUTER SCIENCE + ANIMATION

  23. COMPUTER SCIENCE + GAMES

  24. SIDE PROJECTS!

  25. IT’S JOB FINDING TIME! SUMMER AFTER SENIOR YEAR.

  26. Programming Communication Visual Arts ?

  27. WHAT JOB TITLE FITS? - Games Programmer? - UX Engineer?

    - Web Developer? - Technical Director?
  28. “DEVELOPER ADVOCATE”

  29. HELPING PEOPLE MAKE MAPS

  30. 20% TIME MY SIDE PROJECT

  31. TALKS AROUND THE WORLD Japan Australia Singapore France Brazil Philippines

  32. MY YEAR OF “HERMIT HACKING”

  33. SO MANY APPS TO MAKE!

  34. I STARTED OFF AT HOME

  35. THEN I TRIED OUT CAFES

  36. I DECIDED TO JOIN A “CO-WORKING SPACE”

  37. BUT I FELT LONELY.

  38. I MISSED WORKING AT A COMPANY.

  39. THE HUNT BEGINS AGAIN!

  40. Creating Teaching Learning ? WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?

  41. MORE SPECIFICALLY.... - Developer Advocate? - Exercise Designer? - Instructional

    Ops? - Training Consultant? - Engineer?? - Adobe? - Mozilla? - Khan Academy? - Codecademy?
  42. “FRONTEND ENGINEER” I CODED SO MUCH.

  43. I LEARNED SO MUCH.

  44. WHAT ABOUT TEACHING?

  45. GIRLDEVELOPIT!

  46. BUT I WANTED MORE!

  47. “COMPUTING CURRICULUM LEAD” 140+ HOURS OF CURRICULUM (VIDEOS, CHALLENGES, PROJECTS)

  48. A CREATIVE COMPANY

  49. 3 YEARS LATER, IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON.

  50. Creating Teaching Learning ?

  51. THE CONNECTION SOCIETY INVENTING EVENTS CREATING A COMPANY TEACHING NEW

    THINGS
  52. BURNING MAN FESTIVAL FROM DESIGN TO FUNDRAISING TO REALITY!

  53. 4 MONTH BUDDHIST RETREAT LEARNING ABOUT MY MIND

  54. IT’S HOME IMPROVEMENT TIME! HARDWARE PROJECTS LASER CUTTING INSTRUCTABLES

  55. THIS SUMMER: CAMP TEACHER, MAKER TRACK

  56. YOU CAN LEARN THE SKILLS THAT WILL EMPOWER YOU TO

    CREATE THE IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?