Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Empowering Diverse Young Techies through Soft Circuits

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Saturday12:30 PM1:00 PMMake: Education Stage

Young women frequently avoid electronics and programming because of its cultural stigmas and apparent lack of creativity. How do we expand computer science culture to be more inclusive to women? Here, we introduce Sew Electric -- a book that engages young people (and adults!) who don't consider themselves techies in creating technology -- by teaching electronics and programming through a series of sewable electronics projects, from building a singing plush monster to crafting a touch-sensitive fabric piano.


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Presenters:

Kanjun Qiu — Author

Sew Electric

Kanjun is a PM at Dropbox and co-authored the book Sew Electric. She went to MIT for her BS and MEng in CS, and studied under Prof. Leah Buechley, who invented the LilyPad Arduino.


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