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Wednesday, August 24 • 10:25am - 10:35am
Keynote: Si Puedes Soñarlo, Puedes Hacerlo (If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It) - Sofía Dorta, 15 year old Student & Founder, Code Classroom [Presented in Spanish]

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
In a world in which technology is becoming more and more relevant, it is extremely important that everyone, including children, have access to technological knowledge and learn to use tech safely and as a tool to solve situations in their environment. Children often use technology as users but are generally unaware of what's going on behind the scenes. We must give the new generation the necessary tools to develop and protect themselves. Ever wondered why there aren't more kids in tech? Mainly due to the lack of motivation since, in our current education system, it is not sufficiently promoted, nor are the human and economic resources available to deliver an organized and up-to-date education.

This is the initiative that led to the creation of Code Classroom, which I created when I was nine years old, after learning to code on my own and noticing the lack of technical education covering programming, ethics, security, etc. The goal was simple: to plant a seed of interest and curiosity in everyone who came near, to show them technology as a wonderful opportunity to create and prepare them for the future. It was then, that this talk's title was born: "If you can dream it, you can do it". I wanted to show children that their ideas can lead to great projects, that can solve problems in the real world. In this talk, I will show how Code Classroom delivers knowledge about technology, cybersecurity and the open-source philosophy through talks and workshops nationwide."

Si Puedes Soñarlo, Puedes Hacerlo
En un mundo en el que la tecnología cada vez adquiere más relevancia, es extremadamente importante que todos, incluyendo a los más pequeños, tengan acceso al conocimiento tecnológico y aprendan a utilizarla de manera segura y como una herramienta para solucionar situaciones de su entorno en la vida diaria. Se suele ver a los niños utilizando la tecnología como usuarios, pero generalmente no tienen conciencia de que está pasando por detrás. Debemos entregar a la nueva generación las herramientas necesarias para desarrollarse y protegerse. ¿Por qué no se ve a más niños en la tecnología? Principalmente debido a la falta de motivación, ya que, durante el proceso escolar, no se fomenta lo suficiente, ni se cuenta con los recursos humanos y económicos para entregar un aprendizaje ordenado y actualizado.

De esta iniciativa nace el proyecto Code Classroom, el cual creé a los nueve años, tras aprender a programar de manera autodidacta y notar la falta de educación tecnológica que abarque temas de programación, ética, seguridad, etc. La meta era simple: sembrar una semilla de interés y curiosidad en todo aquel que se acercara, mostrarles la tecnología como una oportunidad maravillosa para crear y prepararlos para el futuro. Fue ahí donde nació el título de la charla: "Si puedes soñarlo, puedes hacerlo". Quería mostrarle a los niños que a través de una idea puede salir un gran proyecto que puede solucionar problemáticas del mundo real.
En esta charla, mostraré como Code Classroom entrega conocimiento sobre tecnología, ciberseguridad y filosofía open-source a través de charlas y talleres a nivel nacional.

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Sofía Dorta

Sofía Dorta, 15 year old student & Founder, Code Classroom, Code classroom
Sofía Dorta, 15 years old, third-year high school student, Chilean. Spanish and English speaker. Mandarin Chinese and Japanese student.She became a programmer at the age of 9, studying programming languages such as Javascript, Python, HTML, C++, to name some.At the age of 10, she... Read More →

Wednesday August 24, 2022 10:25am - 10:35am EDT
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