Why you should try volunteer teaching*
A talk about my experience teaching classes as a volunteer and how it's an important, rewarding way to help your community
I’ve spent the last year and a half developing and giving free public classes on basic computer programming skills in partnership with the Multnomah County Library system as well as assisting in the teen-only Rockwood makerspace helping teens learn to use equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC mills.
In this talk, I’ll discuss the experiences I had as well as the lessons I learned about pedagogy and why I think more people from the tech sector should volunteer their time to help bridge the digital divide.
I've spoken at the last two OSBs, at a couple of ignite events, as well as a large number of classes I've taught in universities, code schools, and library classrooms.
A former CS researcher who’s spending her days trying to make technology more accessible
- Title: Learn the lambda calculus and be a better programmer
- Track: Theory
- Room: B302/303
- Time: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Come learn an ancient model of pen & paper programming in order to change how you think about code
- Speakers: Clarissa Littler