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DevConf.US 2022 is the 5th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to Boston this August!!
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Friday, August 19 • 13:30 - 13:55
Open Tech Education: Case Study, Benefits, Outlook

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From Playground to Python: A Career Switch Case Study and the Role of Open Source Education in Tech What are the real-world applications of open education? How can we get folks with different backgrounds into the tech world? Is it “worth it” to release training materials for free? Explore these questions and more as I walk you through my path from preschool teacher to software engineer in less than one year - jump-started with entirely free and open code education resources including Codecademy and edX.org. Then we’ll dive into the current state of free tech education including: -The demographics of those enrolled in free coding courses and how they compare to the tech world as a whole -A brief overview of some of the academic literature on the effectiveness of free online courses and massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) in particular -The documented benefits of free tech education resources for both individuals and employers

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Emily Johnson

Quality Engineer, Red Hat



Friday August 19, 2022 13:30 - 13:55 EDT
Terrace Lounge