Following a longstanding history of bringing thought-provoking and informative conversations to the community, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) will be hosting a unique showcase about the ways tech and tech education are changing to be more inclusive—of girls, women, and everyone who’s not yet fully at the table. The Showcase is called “Code Like a Girl,” and will be held on Tuesday, November 5, at 7 pm in the SCH McCausland Lower School. This event has been designed for students, educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists as we work toward an inclusive tech industry.
New York Times bestselling author and SCH technologist-in-residence Miriam Peskowitz will kick off the program. She asserts, “Technology and code are about creativity, self-expression and telling your story. They’re about solving problems, being curious, giggling with glee, building things, making the world a better place and creating the future. ”
Following the opening address, Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Director of the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, will moderate a panel discussion with headliners including:
- Miriam Peskowitz, NYTimes bestselling author of bestseller Daring Book for Girls as well as the recently released Code Like a Girl.
- Dr. Michelle Rogers – Associate Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs, Director of the Women in Tech Initiative at Drexel University
- Morgan Berman – founder and CEO of MilkCrate – a tool for nonprofit program success & reporting.
- Dr. Vincent Day – Program Director: Computer Science & Interactive Technologies at SCH Academy and owner of VujaDay Creative Digital Agency
- Danica Pascavage – Philadelphia Outreach Manager Techgirlz; former technical instructor at IBM and RedHat
- Khalia Braswell – Presidential Future Faculty Fellow at Temple University, Founder of InTech Camp for Girls
- Ashley Turner – Founder, Philly Tech Sistas, Academic Strategist, Swarthmore College
Following the panel’s question and answer session, participants will have an opportunity to meet with panelists and browse the tables on display hosted by students and women in tech organizations.
This is truly a community event and is open to the public. Please join the conversation! Educators, parents, and students, especially young women, are encouraged to attend.