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Friday, August 28 • 11:00am - 11:15am
Don't learn computer science

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In journalism, often, people talk about how computer science departments are failing the media industry by not providing relevant courses. How learning Java is not as useful as python. But computer science is not code. Don't ask people to learn computer science. I studied computer science and really did not learn to code until I started coding regularly. This keynote is about realizing that computer science and coding are entirely different things and how what I learned can help others to start coding.

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Kavya Sukumar

Storytelling tools engineer, Vox Media
Kavya Sukumar is an engineer on Vox Media's storytelling tools team where she works with all Vox Media brands including Vox, The Verge, SB Nation and Recode. After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism on a whim and has not looked back since. She has reported and written stories, worked on investigative projects, made data visualizations, built tools and rewritten large parts of a CMS. Before joining Vox... Read More →


Friday August 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
Ciudad Cultural Konex - Sala A

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