How does your day look like on December 9th 2015?
Session Name: “IoT - The Invasion of Australia”
Abstract: “Five million new IoT devices will come online every day in 2016. Do you want a piece of this 50 billion dollar cake? Join Edge Pereira to discuss a use case of IoT in Australia and why we are in a prime position to lead the world in this area.”
Where Can I Find the Presentation Slides?
Once again this year I am volunteering time for the Hour of Code. And proud of it. Listen what Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and others have to say about this event.
What is the Hour of Code?
Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students. The vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Code.org believes that computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.
When It Happens?
Volunteers from all over the world help local teachers and their classes during the Computer Science Education Week that happens every year in December. This year it will be from December 7th to 13th.
How Can You Help?
We have this year 13.000 requests from teachers from all over the world, but only 4.000 volunteers. We need volunteers to help with the activities and help the teachers. Here are a few things you can do also to get involved:
- Recruit co-workers to volunteer: Blog, share, tell your friends and co-workers about the Hour of Code and ask them to sign up as a volunteer.
- If you know someone who’s a volunteer, connect them with people who wants to setup Hour of Code parties.
I Want to be a Volunteer. What Do I Need to Do?
To get a better idea about what your volunteer experience will be like, have a look at this guide. There's also some extra tips about how you can get your employer and community involved with the Hour of Code.
If you know anyone needing help with it, feel free to connect with me. Remember: I am a volunteer!