Quantum Computing has undergone rapid development in the past decade, emerging into a brand new industry. Leveraging the fundamental laws of nature to build computational algorithms and hardware, enterprises and academia have been steering the direction of this field. The general public still may not have much insight into the subject, however. In the midst of COVID when most people are learning at home, Kitty Yeung started a project on Hackaday.io to educate the community about quantum computing through a comic strip. This presentation aims to provide an introduction to the theory and show how to learn and program a quantum computer.
What are the problems you aim to help solve with this project?:
Help people learn at home about the emerging technology quantum computing and democratize knowledge.
What are some of the major challenges you have encountered and how did you address them?:
Quantum computing is an intellectually challenging topic and requires certain technical background. These create the hurdles for the public to get a general understanding. To demystify the topic, I use comics to communicate the concepts in a straight-forward way, aiming to give learners some literacy in this new industry.