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Introducing kids to code through hardware using C++

YOW! 2017 Sydney

While drag and drop interfaces are the rage, is there more value in teaching children real life coding? Come to this talk to learn about designing accessible APIs in C++ in a way that inspired kids to build and invent on their own.

Sara Chipps

CEO & Co-Founder

Jewelbots

United States

Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in NYC. She has been working on Software and the Open Source Community since 2001. She’s been obsessed with hardware and part of Nodebots.com since 2012.

She is the CEO of Jewelbots, a company dedicated towards drastically changing the number of girls entering STEM fields using hardware.

She was formerly the CTO of Flatironschool, a school dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to build software and launch careers as software developers.

In 2010 she co-founded Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on helping more women become software developers. Girl Develop It is in 50 cities, and has taught over 60,000 women how to build software.