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#CSEdWeek Twitter Conversation

Computer Science Education Week

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (EST)

#CSEdWeek Twitter Conversation

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On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6PM ET CSEdWeek is hosting a 45-minute national conversation on the critical issue of K-12 Computer Science education via Twitter.

A national panel of thought leaders in the field will be tweeting with the hashtag #CSEdWeek, driving conversation around important issues and answering questions. We’d like to invite you and your organization to participate in this Twitter discussion, using your official organizational and personal Twitter handles, highlighting your specific knowledge on the nuances within this space and responding to any questions that might arise within your area of expertise.

Participants will include technical professionals, industry thought leaders, faculty, K12 educators, students and more! Computer science fuels the future—help us fuel the conversation.

Below is a list of confirmed organizations, associations, thought leaders and more who have agreed to participate in the Twitter Conversation so far. This list will be updated regularly.

  • Alfred Thompson (@alfredtwo), computer science education blogger, advocate and author
  • Ariane Coffin (@ariane209), writer for GeekMom on
  • Association for Computing Machinery (@TheOfficialACM)
  • Brad Feld (@bfeld), Managing Director at Foundry Group
  • Cameron Wilson (@cameronpwilson), Director of Public Policy at the Association for Computing Machinery
  • Cassidy Williams (@superandomness), computer science student, developer and mentor, Iowa State University
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (@csteachersa)
  • Clay Shirky (@cshirky), Associate Arts Professor, ITP/NYU
  • Dale Chase (@daleochase), musician, DJ, audio cat, coding enthusiast
  • Dara Olmsted (@_technovation_), Technovation Challenge
  • Dr. Debra Richardson (@deandebra), Professor of Informatics and founding dean of the University of California–Irvine's Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), 2010 & 2011 CSEdWeek Chair
  • Douglas Rushkoff (@rushkoff), Code Evangelist at and author of Program or Be Programmed
  • Gilda Garreton (@LatinasInC), co-founder and co-chair of Latinas in Computing
  • IEEE Computer Society (@ComputerSociety)
  • Ivo Lukas (@MsSonicFlare, @gitweet and @24Notion), Founder/CEO of 24Notion & Chief Operations Officer of Girls in Tech
  • Kiki Prottsman (@Kiki_Lee), Executive Director of Thinkersmith and STEM Advocate
  • Kimberly Bryant (@BlackGirlsCODE), Founder of Black Girls Code
  • Leigh Ann Sudol-DeLyser (@LSudol), author, Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K–12 Computer Science in the Digital Age
  • Lisa Lee (@rrrlisarrr), Facebook Diversity Program Manager, tech geek by day, do-gooder by night.
  • Mark Guzdial (@guzdial), Professor in Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, Computer Science Education Researcher
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (@NCTM)
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (@NCWIT)
  • Patty Lopez (@pittrpatt), Vice-chair of Latinas in Computing, areas of expertise: women and underrepresented minorities in STEM
  • Phillip J. Bond (@PhillipBond), President/CEO of Petrizzo Bond, Inc., former President/CEO of TechAmerica
  • Ruthe Farmer (@RutheF), 2012 CSEdWeek Chair, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT)
  • Shar Steed (@CRAtweets), communications specialist at Computing Research Association
  • Tech Corps (@techcorps_org)
  • Tess Rinearson (@temiri), computer science student and blogger, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Vivek Wadhwa (@Wadhwa), academic, researcher, writer and entrepreneur

Planning to participate in the Twitter Conversation or hosting another event/activity? Be sure to pledge your support for CSEdWeek and tell us about what you're doing to celebrate!

Have questions about #CSEdWeek Twitter Conversation? Contact Computer Science Education Week


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (EST)

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Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2012, is an activity of Computing in the Core. CSEdWeek recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science education.Designated by the U.S. House of Representatives as the week of Grace Murray Hopper's birthday, CSEdWeek recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels.
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