Curious about where dev is headed? Wondering if you should learn to code? Or what language to pick? Could education be the key to finally closing the STEM gender gap?
You can ask all this and more to an expert panel this Tuesday, May 22nd. We’ll be hosting our first ever TNW Answers panel on the future of coding education, and will be joined by:
- Adam Enbar — Co-founder & CEO of Flatiron School, now WeWork
- Avi Flombaum — Co-founder & Dean of Flatiron School
- Sara Chipps — Founder of Girl Develop It, Jewelbots
- Jeff Casimir — Executive Director at Turing School
- Paul Fain —News Editor at Inside Higher Ed
Coming from backgrounds in journalism, education, and entrepreneurship, each host will bring a unique perspective to the discussion.
Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum are the co-founders of the Flatiron School which was recently acquired by WeWork, and have transformed it into a world-renowned coding boot camp — both online and on campuses in NYC, Houston, DC, and London. They’ve been active in developing diversity in STEM initiatives, including a partnership with entrepreneur and supermodel Karlie Kloss and her program Kode with Klossy.
Jeff Casimir is the Executive Director of the Turing School, and an expert in Ruby and Rails. He’s also a titan in education – he began his career in Teach for America, taught in middle school and high school, co-founded a middle school, and created Jumpstart Lab in 2009, Hungry Academy in 2012, and gSchool in 2013. He’s given thousands of developers their jumpstart into tech careers.
Paul Fain is a News Editor at Inside Higher Ed, one of the leading American publications dedicated to higher education, where he has worked since 2011. He writes about low-income students, college completion and emerging models of higher education. He was previously a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he wrote about college leaders, finance, and governance.
You can ask them ANYTHING, and engage in a unique AMA-style live discussion. TNW editors will be moderating, but feel free to jump in with comments and questions. Need inspiration? Here’s some background reading on their work and coding education:
- How to survive your first week at a coding bootcamp — featuring Avi Flombaum
- How developers will work in 2018
- Jewelbots is a smart bracelet designed to get girls coding
- If diversity were a product, it would be considered a failure
Ask your questions now, and don’t forget to check back and participate in the discussion this Tuesday, May 22nd!