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TeenTechSF Spring Conference: The Next Generation of Innovation

Marc Robert Wong, TeenTechSF Founder

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Be a part of The Next Generation of Innovation! Don’t just play video games, learn how to create them. Jeremy Rossmann, founder of startup MakeGamesWith.Us and son of two members of the original Mac Team at Apple, will be our keynote speaker. Khan Academy Director of Content, Elizabeth Slavitt, will be giving the closing speech on how technology levels the playing field, including discussing new SAT prep resources! Students will also get to meet with tech leaders from Apple, Google, Dropbox, and LinkedIn, and participate in breakout sessions on game design, professional development, coding, and more.

Reserve your space now – the previous two TeenTechSF conferences sold out. Event is FREE, but students must register in advance in order to participate.

BREAKOUT SESSION SPACES ARE SOLD OUT. Students on wait list may attend opening, keynote, networking, and closing. They may be assigned to a breakout session onsite on a space available basis.

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Schedule

8:30AM Onsite Registration

9:00AM Opening remarks by District 4 Supervisor Tang

9:15AM Keynote "The Next Generation of Innovation" by Jeremy Rossmann

10:00AM Networking break

10:30AM Breakout sessions

  • FULL Flappy Bird in 1 Hour with MakeGamesWith.Us

  • FULL Idea Development with Google

  • FULL Professional Networking with LinkedIn

  • FULL Business Development with DropBox

  • FULL Programming Skills with ProfStream

  • FULL Real-world Tech Success with Hackbright Academy

  • FULL Think Different with Apple

11:30AM Closing remarks by Khan Academy "Leveling the Playing Field/SAT Prep"

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Lycée Français de San Francisco
1201 Ortega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)


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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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