Beards on the Street from Microsoft Build Conference 2019 – Teaching Kids To Code

Beards on the Street from Microsoft Build Conference 2019 – Teaching Kids To Code


(upbeat techno music)
– Welcome to the Big Data Beard at Build Conference 2019. – Alright Sara, so tell me
about your story here at Build. – So I am lucky enough to be able to focus on K-12 students
and university students. So here at Build 2019, what I get to do is design programming
for 14 to 21 year olds and we have over 450 of them coming and they are doing tech talks, workshops, Build labs with MakeCode
and they’re exploring a DIY section with a ton of content that they can both do here
and when they go home. – This is truly amazing and I can tell that you’re very passionate about it. Tell us, how is this going to
empower users in the future? – I mean, these are the
users of the future. Not only are they the users of the future, but they’re also the
designers of the future, the builders of the future,
they are the future. And so how is this gonna
empower users of the future? Well, if these students are here building, learning, creating, collaborating, that’s how our technology is
going to be in the future. And if I know anything,
our future is bright. – So yeah, and how is this
going to save the world? – Speechless, literally speechless. We’re teaching them machine learning, they’re all on Azure,
they’re learning about Internet of Things and
artificial intelligence, they’re learning about
data science and big data, I know those sound all like buzz words, you go and ask one of these students about how we’re predicting climate change by tracking polar bears with
Internet of Thing devices and they’ll tell you all
about machine learning and how you can jump on Azure
right now and figure it out. – Kids who code, amazing,
Sarah thank you so much and congratulations for
all of the great work that you’re doing here at Build. – Thank you!
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