Ember is for the Children

A session at EmberConf 2014

Wednesday 26th March, 2014

11:30am to 12:00pm (PST)

This talk chronicles my adventures in teaching underrepresented and underserved youth in the Bay Area, CA how to program using Ember. Unemployment for people 16-24 is around 17% almost double the national average. This number is even higher for minorities > 30% depending on which demographic you choose. Hacker academies are seen as a solution to this issue, but is often cost prohibitive. I wanted to pilot a program that would teach people how to program for free alongside professional engineers to learn best practices. The results went beyond what I and those were involved expected.

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DeVaris Brown

Co-founder and Instructor at Floodgate Academy. Teaching engineering skills to help people from diverse backgrounds secure jobs in tech. bio from Twitter

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12pm Lunch

2 attendees

  • devarispbrown
  • chris

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Time 11:30am12:00pm PST

Date Wed 26th March 2014


Ballroom, The Nines

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