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Thursday, November 9 • 08:45 - 10:00
Why We Need to Know How to Make Tech

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In this keynote, Heather Payne focuses on technology education, entrepreneurship, and women in tech. She addresses major issues such as why children aren’t learning about technology from making and maker perspectives at school, and why women are still underrepresented in the tech industry. She draws on her experience with Ladies Learning Code to give real-life examples of teaching methods that inspire students and provide innovative, hands-on learning. She tells young people and recent graduates how learning how to code can make you a more valuable and desirable employee. And, she gives us insight into how we can work to create technology that will serve us individually, as well as the much broader population.

With grace, optimism, and experience seemingly beyond her years, Payne not only changes the way we view our relationship to technology and the web, but she inspires us to see what each of us is truly capable of. 


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Heather Payne

Founder, Ladies Learning Code
Heather Payne is the Founder of Ladies Learning Code, a national not-for-profit that is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code. Since 2011, Ladies Learning Code has expanded from its Toronto headquarters to 22+ cities across Canada. Payne is the founding director of Toronto’s Mozilla-backed youth digital... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 08:45 - 10:00 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 303