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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic,... and JavaScript?

Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
Location: Salon 8/9
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 15 ratings)

What if everyone learnt to program in middle school? How would that change the way that they learnt other subjects? How would it affect their personal life? Their career?
It’s kind of a crazy idea, but it might be crazy in a good way. In this talk, I’ll lay down my ideas for how this could happen and what it might mean, based on my experience teaching programming online on Khan Academy.

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Pamela Fox

Khan Academy

Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC’s Computer Science Department.