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 sixth year in a row, the event is designed to help the teens interact with the speakers and each other to get excited about technology.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 19th, at Delgado Community College for participants ages 13-17.
Teen Tech Day was launched in 2011 to expose youth in New Orleans to emerging technology. Teen Tech Day organizer Shercole King wants to offer a fun environment that encourages learning and problem solving for teens.
The first ever Teen Tech Day engaged 16 students and will now work with 60 students over the weekend. Participants will be exposed to technologies such as video programming, robotics, and more. Workshops include web design, game development, social media, and electronic technology.
Workshops will be led by leaders in the New Orleans Technology community such as John Fraboni and Max Gaudin from Operation Spark, Flor Serna from Electric Girls, Stephanie Elder from Automattic, and Mallory Whitfield from FSC Interactive.
Sara Cohen, Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
The event is sponsored by 365 Connect.
For more information on Teen Tech Day, visit createtheimpulse.com/teens-for-tech/teen-tech-day/.