Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Discovering Careers with Code - Engage & Retain Diverse Students with CS + X Career Resources

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Our 2014-2016 Google-Gallup study explored the state of computer science (CS) education for diverse students in the U.S. We found that despite high value of CS across demographics, underrepresented students in particular not only lack exposure to CS early on, they also lack access to computers and role models. Further, students rarely see relatable media portrayals of computer scientists [1]. Using Careers with Code, participants in this session will learn strategies to diversify portrayals and exposure to CS in classes and discussions.

Careers with Code is a free magazine (also online at that inspires students to use problem solving CS skills to create the future. Created in partnership with Google and Refraction Media, Careers with Code redefines stereotypes around computer science careers. It includes step-by-step checklists and inspiring ideas to help students create their CS pathway.

Workshop Organizers:
Abby B. Daniels, Google
Jennifer Wang, Google
Yvonne Melton, Google