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Friday, October 18 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Achieving CSforALL through the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)

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At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, offers incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had any introduction to computer science. A decade ago, the CSforALL movement was launched in the United States to broaden participation in computing to those traditionally underrepresented. This talk reflects on the current state of that initiative and introduces the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" course, which has received worldwide attention and in the spring of 2018 had 65% female enrollment at UC Berkeley, among the highest in the nation.

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Dan Garcia

Teaching Professor, University of California Berkeley
Dan Garcia (UC Berkeley MS 1995, PhD 2000) is a teaching professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley. Selected as an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2012, he has won all four of the department's computer science teaching awards and holds the... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Room 1206