First Round of Speakers Announced for the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

We’re excited to announce our Keynote and two Close the Gaps speakers for the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase!

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The star-studded lineup of speakers for the virtual 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab

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Mitchel Resnick, godfather of Scratch Game Creator

Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies, activities, and communities to engage young people in creative learning experiences.

His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed the Scratch programming software and online community, the world’s largest coding platform for kids. He co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of after-school learning centers for youth from low-income communities. He is author of the book Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play.

Speaking Segment: Keynote

Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, Entrepreneur and Founder of Kode With Klossy

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Karlie Kloss, Entrepreneur and Founder of Kode With Klossy

Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, 43-time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Originally from St. Louis, Karlie has walked and shot campaigns for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Brandon Maxwell and Versace, and is the face of numerous international campaigns, including Estee Lauder, adidas and Carolina Herrera.

Outside of modeling, Karlie is the founder of Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit focused on creating learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology driven world. The organization hosts free two-week summer coding camps where girls aged 13 to 18 learn the fundamentals of programming in a fun, collaborative and hands-on learning environment. By the end of camp, scholars build their own app or website using programming languages including HTML, Javascript and Swift.

Since launching in 2015, Kode With Klossy has reached nearly 5,000 women through its flagship summer camps. Karlie was recognized on the TIME 100 list for her philanthropic work as the founder of Kode With Klossy, and was featured on the covers of Fast Company, Forbes and Entrepreneur for her work to scale the organization.

Speaking Segment: Close the Gaps

Gebre Waddell is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sound Credit

Gebre Waddell, CEO and Co-Founder of Sound Credit

Gebre Waddell is an American entrepreneur, author, audio engineer, and software developer from Memphis, Tennessee.

He is best known as CEO and Co-Founder of Sound Credit, author of Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques published by McGraw-Hill, and for audio mastering work for musical artists, including Ministry, Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross and The Greyhounds. Waddell currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs and on the Tennessee Entertainment Commission.

Speaking Segment: Close the Gaps

Segment: Close the Gaps

This segment will announce systems-change commitments focused on identifying and closing gaps in the computer science education ecosystem and movement.

More Information

Stay tuned next week for more details on additional speakers. For more information on the 2020 #CSforALL Commitments Showcase, visit: https://www.summit.csforall.org/

Register Here: http://bit.ly/CSforALLCommitments

Thank you to our 2020 Showcase Sponsors!

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2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase Sponsors

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