2021 National Coding Symposium
Change Makers previews the upcoming 2021 National Coding Symposium that will take place Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14. The event, hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and California School for the Blind (CSB) is co-sponsored by CareerConnect, part of the APH ConnectCenter and made possible in part by support from Fox Family Foundation.
The National Coding Symposium's goal is to demonstrate the world of coding, programming and related careers, are available and accessible to students with visual impairments. The free, virtual event will feature two daily keynote speakers, several presentations and multiple breakout panel sessions. Keynote speakers, presenters, and panelists come from a diverse coding career background of programmers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors, hiring managers, career center directors and counselors, university and high school instructors and more.
Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)
- Sara Brown: APH Public Relations Manager
- Olaya Landa-Vialard: APH ConnectCenter Director
- Adrian Amandi: Director of the California Education Resources Center for the California School for the Blind
- Vanessa Herndon: Low Vision Clinic and Classroom Coordinator
- Paul Ferrara: Partners with Paul Host, APH Communications Accessibility Editor
- Diego J. Mendoza: Sunu, Inc.
Technology Awards at National Coding Symposium
During the virtual National Coding Symposium (May 11-14), five separate award opportunities for student attendees will be announced. Each selected student award winner will receive a credit of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of technology, including braille displays, video magnifiers, or other unique technology, AND a $200 Amazon gift card.
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