Teen Tech Day is a one-day interactive conference, created by New Orleans Tech, to emphasize math, science, and engineering as tool to enable teens to use technology anywhere from a hobby to a career. Now back for the fifth time, the event is designed to help the teens interact with the speakers and each other to get excited about technology.
The 5th annual event will take place tomorrow, March 14th, at Delgado Community College for participants ages 13-16.
365 Connect, the New Orleans-based online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry is known to be a major supporter of technology events in the area. The company is a key sponsor of Teen Tech Day, and CEO Kerry W. Kirby will be a featured speaker as well.
The one day event was launched in 2011 to expose youth in New Orleans to emerging technology.Teen Tech Day organizers Shercole King and Chris Boudy want to offer a fun environment that encourages learning and problem solving for teens.
“We are excited to have 365 Connect participating at our Fifth Annual Tech Teen Day Event,” said Chris Boudy, who along with Shercole King, are the event organizers. “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. 365 Connect is one of the local success stories we point to, rising from a local start-up to an internationally recognized award-winning technology firm; a shining symbol of what is being accomplished here. Their participation and sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to the technology communityand future of our city.”
Teen Tech Day will be highlighting game development, web design, robotics, a makers boot camp, programming and engineering.
Organizers say that each track will have a variety of different expert instructors to teach participants about the basics of each subject. Speakers and companies will also be in attendance to discuss options in the IT field for jobs and careers right here in New Orleans.
Kirby said he is excited to participate and sponsor the event that introduces the region’s future technology innovators to the fundamentals. “Nothing is more important than fostering and 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. Chris and Shercole are true leaders in our community who have put their heart and soul into creating this program. As this is their fifth annual event, and attendance has increased each year, it demonstrates they have created something special in our community. 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.”