In the last year and a half, the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been at the forefront of many companies' minds. In the midst of the protesting and pandemics, many companies feel more accountable than ever before to make sure that they are prioritizing the needs of those who face barriers to tech. In this panel, we will be discussing what the future of tech education can look like and how tech education is linked to broader issues of DEI in the tech community.
Neha Naik is the Director of Channel Partnerships at Radix, the registry that owns and operates .Tech Domains. Neha brings with her over 17 yrs of experience in the domain name industry; having worked with registrars, registries, and web hosts across the globe. Her experience cuts across Sales and Channel Management, Product Management and Policy.
Pat Yongpradit is the Chief Academic Officer for Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting computer science education. As a national voice on K-12 computer science education, his passion is to bring computer science opportunities to every school and student in the United States.
Juan Pablo Flores
Juan Pablo Flores is a Program Manager at the GitHub Education Team, where he supports student leaders to build and grow local technical communities in their schools. He is passionate about building opportunities for students, bridges between different communities, and helping people from diverse backgrounds to code. He has worked on the HCI research on how people collaborate in online platforms and explored the social dynamics of live streaming on platforms.
Amanda D’Avria (Moderator)
Amanda is a NYC native with an MBA from NYU Stern and has spent her entire career in the education sector. She has worked at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and startups, most recently as Director of Admissions for coding bootcamp Flatiron School. She joined MLH in 2021 to run the admissions department for the fast-growing Fellowship Program!