Description

In a world where some of the most awesome jobs and companies are tech based ones, it can seem impossible to get through the door without being a strong coder or engineer. This session is aimed at showing people the career opportunities in the tech industry where your focus is on creating great experiences for your customers and leading the vision for apps and sites. I will go through the journey of how I started as someone interested in psychology and writing and turned that into a career where I get to build awesome game and video apps for kids.

Key Questions

How does someone not as good at coding/math/engineering get themselves into a tech career? 

What kind of career opportunities exist at Nickelodeon digital that you might not think of?

How do you get your foot in the door at a major tech company?

Expected Outcomes

I hope kids walk away from this session with a stronger sense of all of the career opportunities in tech that don't require a strong coding knowledge. I also hope kids learn that the path to a career is a winding one and that taking on as many opportunities as possible will help you figure out exactly what you want to do.

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Curriculum Alignment

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about 9 days ago Kelly Dame

Hi, I signed up for this presentation for my 5th graders, but I do notice now that it was for 9 - 12 grade. So I should probably un-invite myself???

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Completed Date

 04/24/2017 12:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 00:45

Presenter

Sami Simon Nickelodeon

Invitee

Jailan Gamal El Din

Invitee

Ryan Adams DANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Invitee

Thomas Curl LIVERMORE HIGH
Classes
Not Available  
Grades
Grade 9 To 12  
Career Clusters
Business Management & Administration   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
No. of Students
Not Available  
Topic
How to Make Awesome Tech for Kids Without Knowing How to Code
Sub Topic
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Industry
Not Available  
Skills/Specialties
Technology Roadmapping   Technology Product Development