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*POSTPONED* The App Entrepreneur Generation: Solving Today’s Problems With Coding Skills and Design
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This is the age of app entrepreneurs. Today, we spend on average 3 hours per day on our smartphones and tablets. With this newly formed addiction, the opportunity has arisen for a new tribe of mobile entrepreneurs. In this talk, Michelle Sun will share how her team at First Code Academy uses design thinking and entrepreneurship methodologies to equip Hong Kong’s youth with the tools to be problem solvers in our society.

16/09/2015
When: Sep 16th, 2015
6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: CanChamHK Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Contact: Gloria Meng


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The App Entrepreneur Generation:

How to Combine Technical Coding Skills with Design Thinking to Solve Real Life Problems

 


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Members $200/
Non-Members $300

About the Event:

This is the age of app entrepreneurs. Today, we spend on average 3 hours per day on our smartphones and tablets. With this newly formed addiction, the opportunity has arisen for a new tribe of mobile entrepreneurs. In this talk, Michelle Sun will share how her team at First Code Academy uses design thinking and entrepreneurship methodologies to equip Hong Kong’s youth with the tools to be problem solvers in our society.

About the Speaker:
Michelle Sun
CEO and Cofounder, First Code Academy



Michelle is the CEO and cofounder of First Code Academy, a leading education institute based in Hong Kong that teaches coding to kids at ages 6 and above.Prior to starting First Code, she held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including as the first growth hacker at Buffer and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst.
About First Code Academy

First Code Academy was founded with a mission to provide students with digital literacy and the computational thinking skills, empowering them to become creators with technology. Our after school computer coding programs use proprietary curriculum adapted from Silicon Valley high schools, incorporated in learning environments designed to stimulate inquiry based learning, logical thinking and creative problem solving.

First Code has partnered with many multinational corporations, including Google, on social impact projects teaching students from underprivileged communities how to code. The team is based in Hong Kong with an additional presence in Singapore. Their work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC News, and locally inthe South China Morning Post among others. First Code Academy develops and runs computer programming courses and holiday camps specially designed for kids and teens in Hong Kong and Singapore. Our mission is to empower the next generation to be creators of technology not just users.

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