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TeenTechSF Kick-off Event: "Whiz Kids" + Panel @ SFPL

Marc Robert Wong, TeenTechSF Founder

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

TeenTechSF Kick-off Event: "Whiz Kids" + Panel @ SFPL

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TeenTechSF Fall Conference - STUDENT 48 Registrations Ended Free  
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Please join us for the TeenTechSF Fall Conference! Nov 14 Kick-off Event: "Whiz Kids" free screening + panel with film director and science mentors. Inspiring profiles of teens competing in the Intel Science Fair at 5pm followed by panel at 6:45pm on how to set up your own world-changing research project led by “Whiz Kids” director (also a “whiz kid”), Stanford Science Buddies, and the director of the Randall Museum Science Fair.

TeenTechSF: "Whiz Kids" + Panel @ SFPL

5:00-6:30pm "Whiz Kids" Screening
Short Break
6:45-7:45pm Panel Discussion with film director and science mentors

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin St, San Francisco


The TeenTechSF Fall Conferences continues on Nov 16 with the TTSF keynote presentation “The Mindset of Innovation: Winning the America’s Cup” with Oracle Team USA. Register at

The Oracle Team USA keynote presentation will be followed by networking with tech leaders from Apple to Zynga, an exclusive TTSF video: Interview with tech activist / writer Cory Doctorow, and exciting breakout sessions on how to develop Android and iPhone apps, create multimedia performance art, practical tips on getting started on tech careers, and much more!

TeenTechSF: "The Mindset of Innovation" @ Runway

Nov 16, 9AM-1PM

Runway Startup Incubator

1355 Market St, San Francisco

8:45AM Registration

9:00AM Opening remarks

9:30AM Keynote presentation "Winning the America's Cup"

Oracle Team USA Performance Head Ian Burns

Oracle Team USA Wing Design and Performance Prediction Joseph Ozanne

Golden Gate Yacht Club Vice-Commodore Tom Ehman

10:30AM Networking break

11:00AM Exclusive TTSF video: Interview with Cory Doctorow

11:30AM Breakout sessions

  • 3 SPACES LEFT "The Physics of the America's Cup" Oracle Team USA (French Bac students only)
  • SOLD OUT "Going Global" Google International Marketing
  • SOLD OUT "Games Rule!" EA / Zynga Game Design
  • SOLD OUT "Think Different" Apple Digital Asset Management
  • SOLD OUT "How to Make an iPhone App" Stanford Splash
  • SOLD OUT "Android App Challenge" Technovation for Girls
  • SOLD OUT "Financing Your Startup" Best of Angel
  • AVAILABLE "Library 2.0: 3D printers and more!" SF Public Library
  • AVAILABLE "Creating Multimedia Performance Art" The New Stage

12:30PM Closing remarks by Andrea Lo, CEO/Founder Piggbackr

Event is FREE, but students must register in advance.


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SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Marc Robert Wong, TeenTechSF Founder

TeenTechSF is an interactive tech community run by and for teens committed to providing equal access to tech opportunities to all youth because diversity fuels innovation. Since launching in 2013, TeenTechSF has connected over 500 students at 32 diverse Bay Area schools with tech leaders from Apple to Zynga and organized events with speakers from Khan Academy, Google, LinkedIn, and Oracle Team USA. Mayor Lee's Office of Innovation and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors presented TTSF with a Certificate of Honor from the City of San Francisco for "outstanding efforts toward engaging San Francisco students in technology" and "contributing to the vitality of San Francisco, the Innovation Capital of the World."

Founder Marc Robert Wong is a technophile who loves all things digital. He speaks four languages and is currently studying for the French Baccalaureate in the Math/Science track at International High School in San Francisco. He is a member of the SF Public Library Youth Advisory Board charged with designing a Digital Learning Lab to give all teens access to internet resources and programs to develop tech skills and also serves on the Youth Advisory Board for Wislr, the first and only high school mobile network app. He has invented two apps himself and interned with WeGame, StoryTelling Media, TechCentralSF, and worked as a beta tester for Google's Chrome notebook and Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone game.

Marc was one of five high school students selected among thousands nationwide to receive the Samsung Technology Scholarship. Last May, Marc was the first student and youngest plenary speaker at the MLF French Global Education conference in Zaragoza, Spain. This summer, Marc visited the LHCb detector at CERN and interviewed scientists with the Human Brain Project in Lausanne. He also worked as a research assistant/programmer for UCSF's Gazzaley Neuroscape Lab using cutting-edge Oculus Rift and Kinect technologies to explore how physical effort affects cognitive training.

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