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December 07 @ 09:00 AM

Computer Science Education Week with Microsoft

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    December 07 - December 11

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    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join Microsoft for a week of fun and engaging speakers to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. The program will take place virtually from Dec. 7th – Dec 12th. from 9 AM – 11 AM CT.

12/7 – Women of Xbox

Girls will take part in an engaging discussion entitled Meet the Women of XBOX. Students will meet some of the top women of Microsoft’s XBOX Gaming division, learn about their career paths and get to engage in Q&A with these amazing women. 


Gaby Ponce (Producer for Turn 10 Studios’ Forza team, leader of Team Xbox Latinx Community)

Cierra McDonald (Team Xbox, Project Scarlett, GXP Program Manager)

Karisma Williams (Microsoft Product Design Evangelist, Xbox Game Production)

12/8 Deaf Kids Launch Pad

Students will be followed by an interactive presentation signed by NASA’s 1st Deaf Engineer in the Control Room, Johanna Lucht.


Johanna Lucht (NASA’s 1st Deaf Engineer)

12/9 Latinx Girls in Space

Students will learn about careers in STEM, specifically Aeronautics, by an intimate fireside chat with Serena M Auñon Chancellor, the 2nd Latina Astronaut to go into space.


Serena M Auñon Chancellor (2nd Latin Astronaut)

12/10 Black Girls in Animation

This presentation will provide students with an introduction to careers in 3D Animation. Students will view an engaging discussion with the creator of the Proud Family, The Princess and the Frog, and Winnie the Pooh the Movie, Sonya Carey, A Groundbreaking African American 3D Animator with Disney.


Sonya Carey (Digital animator, including Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”)


This workshop is designed to boys ages 8-17 to careers in technology. Each workshop is facilitated by a MANCODE mentor and will be followed by a fireside discussion with our keynote speakers NBA legend Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul.


Dwayne Wade Chris Paul (NBA Ambassadors)

12/12 All Kids Code

This workshop is designed to introduce students ages 8-17 to intro level coding through an interactive presentation led by the Minecraft team.


Minecraft Developers

All interactive streams will air live at 9AM-12PM Central time. The recording of each session will post around 1PM each day to be viewed using the same link provided after registration.




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