About this D2D series
The goal of this series of D2D interactions is to create K12 student awareness of the diverse individuals and roles that make up the technology landscape. Through live, interactive virtual sessions and accompanying literacy-based resources, these interactions will serve to foster a computer science identity – particularly among those groups of students who may not yet visualize themselves as belonging to the technology workforce. Guest speakers will share what their work is like, how they arrived at their current role, and advice for students. Each speaker will highlight areas of computer science and technology important for the future workforce. All K-12 classrooms are welcome to join!
What is it like to be a Computer Research Scientist?
When we think of computer experts, we might think of programmers who create apps, software, and video games - but what about the computer experts creating the next generation of computer science technology? Learn about how computer scientists use their knowledge and skills to research and create new methods, technologies, and systems. We’ll be joined by Eric Soto, GTRI Research Scientist, about his experience and career in creating new technology solutions.
What is it like to be a Director of Gaming and Esports Research?
Your students probably play video games, but did you know they are an official sport for many universities? What about the fact that people research video games and esports? Learn about what it takes to be a professional in the world of gaming from Laura Levy, Research Director for Gaming and Esports Applied Research (GEAR) at Georgia Tech.
What is it like to be the Chief Information Officer of a university?
Want to learn more about what it’s like being an IT leader of a large organization? How do organizations manage all of their information technology? Join us as we learn from Georgia Tech’s Chief Information Officer, Daren Hubbard, about what it’s like being a CIO, and how he uses his previous experiences and education to solve problems in his current work.