In December 2013, more than 20 million students around the globe participated in the Hour of Code, organized by Code.org – a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. The event allowed students to try their hand at coding and prompted discussions among policymakers and educators about how to provide students with greater access to computer science education.
Partovi will talk about the impact of the Hour of Code and what parents, educators and policymakers in Washington state can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs.
Ed Lazowska, UW professor of computer science and engineering and member of the Code.org advisory board, will provide introductory remarks. Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, will facilitate the conversation.
Along with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, the event is in partnership with UW Computer Science and Engineering, UW College of Education and Washington STEM.