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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

Program Manager, Microsoft

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