Shriram Krishnamurthi: How to Succeed at Computer Science Outreach

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2016 Talks
John Meehan
no group
Nov. 16, 2016, 11:40 a.m.

What We Do!​ ​(When We Aren't Teaching) Seminar Series​ ​"How to Succeed at Computer Science Outreach"

Shriram Krishnamurthi
Brown University
Tuesday, November 15, 2016​ at noon​
​Room ​368​ (CIT- 3rd floor)​
Pizza will be served!

Bootstrap is one of the major computing outreach efforts in the US, having trained hundreds of teachers and with about 15,000 students using it every year.

Ideally, any approach to introducing computing into schools would (a) be rigorous, (b) be scalable, and (c) address computing's huge underrepresentation problem. However, achieving even two of these simultaneously is difficult; some programs fail to attain even one!

What is Bootstrap? Why is school-level computing so difficult to enter? How does Bootstrap achieve all three goals? And where is the program headed? These are questions I hope to answer in my talk.

​Host: Professor Ugur Cetintemel​