Why We All Need to Know How to Make Tech: New Speaker Heather Payne
Since 2011, Payne has already expanded her non-profit organization, Ladies Learning Code, into a national venture, has started HackerYou, a for-profit company that offers courses taught by industry-leading professionals, and is the founding director of Toronto's Mozilla-backed youth digital literacy initiative. She's also spoken at many conferences, including 99U in New York, meshmarketing, and EdInnovation, and has been featured on CBC’s The National and in the Globe and Mail. All that, and she's only 26!
In her keynotes, Payne focuses on technology education, entrepreneurship, and women in tech. She addresses major issues such as why children aren’t learning about technology from a making and maker perspective at school, and why women are still underrepresented in the tech industry. She draws on her experience with Ladies Learning Code to give real-life examples of teaching methods that inspire students and provide innovative, hands-on learning. She tells young people and recent graduates how learning how to code can make you a more valuable and desirable employee. And, she gives us insight into how we can work to create technology that will serve us individually, as well as the much broader population. With grace, optimism, and experience seemingly beyond her years, Payne not only changes the way we view our relationship to technology and the web, she inspires us to see what each of us is truly capable of.
To book Heather Payne as a speaker, contact The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau.