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COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR ALL: Columbia Women in Technology Presents an Education Forum

Columbia Women in Technology (#colawomenintech), with sponsors TEKsystems, The Iron Yard, SOCO and Google Women Techmakers, invites all educators, parents, community and business leaders to learn about and discuss current efforts in advancing and growing our technical community.

The Iron Yard and SOCO will host the Columbia Women in Technology’s Education Forum for all Midlands educators and leaders. This forum will showcase resources available and local efforts being made to give students of all ages the educational experience in computer science (#CSforAll) they need to thrive in the digital economy. The focus of this gathering will be to inform and equip the Midlands community leaders with the information they need to effectively engage in the educational opportunities available to all.

Attendees will hear from and engage with representatives from:

  • Heather Dughaish, Tech Opportunity Fund
  • Alice McCrory, Code.org
  • Tony Dillon, SC Dept of Education
  • Rose Heath, Midlands Technical College
  • Angie Greenwood, BCBSSC
  • Eva Bradshaw, Regional Affiliate Manager, NCWIT Award in Aspirations in Computing

Coffee and breakfast will be available when the doors open at 7:30 am, December 13th at The Iron Yard on 1721 Saunders Street, Columbia. Attendance is open to all and free of charge. Further information yes, and RSVP available at the Columbia Women in Technology website (http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-Women-in-Tech/).

About Columbia Women in Technology

Columbia Women in Technology strives to enrich, empower, and educate women, from the classroom to the boardroom, in the career fields of Information Technology through a variety of leadership development, technology education, networking and mentoring opportunities for women of all ages, no matter where she is in her career development.

The Iron Yard is located across the street from (and directly south of) Spirit Communications Park in the BullStreet development. From the State House, take Gervais Street east and turn left onto Bull Street. Turn right onto Calhoun Street, left onto Barnwell Street, then left onto Saunders Street, which runs between the Bakery and the ballpark. There is parking on Mills Street, directly behind the Bakery, as well as parking along Saunders Street.

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