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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Tuesday, September 12 • 2:45pm - 3:25pm
The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us - Carol Smith, Microsoft

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Let's start a discussion about how we are introducing new developers to programming. Most textbooks, tutorials, and trainings begin by using mathematics lessons to teach newcomers to code. Many courses on programming require math skills as prerequisites. However, math prowess is not usually an indicator of one's potential programming abilities, and in fact presents a significant barrier to entry for a lot of people who might otherwise be interested.

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Carol Smith

Open Source Program Manager, Microsoft
Carol Smith has over 12 years experience with programs, communities, and partnerships. She worked at GitHub managing education partnerships for the Student Developer Pack and at Google managing the Google Summer of Code program. She has a degree in Journalism from California Stat... Read More →


Tuesday September 12, 2017 2:45pm - 3:25pm
Plaza III
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