TeenTechSF Spring Conference: The Next Generation of Innovation
Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
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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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"
12noon Conference over
When & Where
Marc Robert Wong, TeenTechSF Founder and GLOBAL Chair
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, Cisco, and Oracle Team USA. In 2014, TeenTechSF went global with the inaugural TeenTech GLOBAL Youth Summit livestreaming from Plug and Play, Forbes' "Silicon Valley Tech Accelerator of the Future," doubling participation to 1000 teens on five continents on a mission to innovate, collaborate, and create for a better world!
Founder and Global Chair, Marc Robert Wong, speaks four languages and founded TeenTechSF as a sophomore studying for the French Baccalaureate Scientifique/OIB at International High School in San Francisco. Also an ISTP alumnus, he is on the SF Public Library Board of Advising Youth designing a MacArthur Foundation funded Digital Learning Lab, "The Mix," opening June 2015. A recipient of the Samsung Tech Scholarship, Marc has invented two apps, 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 the first student and youngest plenary speaker at the 2014 MLF French Global EdTech conference in Zaragoza, Spain. Last summer, Marc worked as a research assistant and programmer for UCSF's Gazzaley Neuroscape Lab using cutting-edge Oculus Rift and Kinect technologies to explore how physical effort affects cognitive training. In October, Marc was selected for the ESA LOFT Innovation Fellowship and was flown to Washinton DC for White House and Congressional briefings on video games as a unique platform for social impact and STEM diversity. In June, Marc expects to receive his French Baccalaureate and has been accepted early at Stanford.