Jun 4, Seattle Science Fair Computer Programming Symposium« Back to Events
|Computer Programming Symposium|
|Field trip opportunity! Computers (including smart phones) are everywhere around us: at home, at work, on desks, in cars, in pockets. Yet most people know little about how they work or how to program them. The software industry is growing faster than ever before, with thousands of new startups creating a million jobs this decade, but our schools graduate computer programmers at a slower pace than before. Did you know that by 2018, 71% of new STEM jobs are expected to be in computing? Although programming isn’t a skill that’s required to graduate from school, it’s the most sought-after skill for some of the highest-paying jobs in the market. And it’s actually pretty easy and fun once you’re introduced to it! This symposium will provide classes an introduction to how computers and the internet work, and what it’s like to write computer programs. Your instructors will be computer innovators and entrepreneurs Hadi Partovi and Nat Brown, and Helene Martin, a former high school computer science teacher who’s now a member of the faculty at the University of Washington. Target audience is students in grades 9-12. Prerequisites: read English, and basic math (addition and subtraction). Algebra is desired.
Registration Fee: Registration for this event is free for educators with students to bring! Please no applications from individual students. Thanks to some very generous support from http://Codecademy.com, we’re also able to provide all participating students with lunch and a $2 per student reimbursement for bus passes.
Registration: Registration for this event is full! Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ComputerProgrammingSymposium to register to be placed on the waiting list.
201 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109