Teen Tech Day is a one-day interactive conference created for teens ages 13 – 16 interested in learning about STEM subjects– science, technology, engineering and math. The fourth annual event will kickoff this Saturday, March 8th at Delgado Community College, with the focus on exposing youth in the New Orleans area to emerging technologies through a day of programs and workshops.
Multi-family industry leader 365 Connect is playing a large role fostering the future technology innovators through its participation. CEO Kerry W. Kirby will be the keynote speaker and the company is also a key sponsor for Teen Tech Day.
“We are excited to have 365 Connect participating at our Fourth Annual Tech Teen Day Event,” said Chris Boudy, co-founder of Teen Tech Day alongside Shercole King. “We believe in small actions creating huge impacts. With Teen Tech Day, we hope to bring more kids into the technology field; by demonstrating that exceptional technology is being created right here in New Orleans.”
The event, launched in 2011 by New Orleans Tech, has a mission to teach, mentor, and guide youth into career opportunities in the STEM fields. The interactive nature of the daylong event is broken down into three parts: the mechanisms of game design, fundamentals of web design with the inclusion of building real websites using client based scenarios, and robotics and engineering with an introduction to problem solving and prototyping.
“I am honored to be speaking at Tech Teen Day before our city’s most important asset, our next generation,” Kirby said. “My goal is to educate, engage and deliver critical information that will grow awareness on how the technology industry has become the new economy in New Orleans. This economic momentum can only continue by supporting our future technology and entrepreneurial leaders – the youth of our city.”
Kirby continued, stating it the importance of inspiring our youth to engage in educational programs that will lead them to build a variety of skills and create a foundation for a successful career in the future. “We want the local technology community to know that we stand ready to support them, as they are a vital part of the new economy that is pushing our city into the national spotlight.”
King said this year will certainly be the biggest Teen Tech Day yet. For more information, visit teensfortech.com.