NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (NEIT18)

January 24-26, 2018 - REGISTER HERE

NEIT is a conference for librarians and technologists to gather and explore the future of information and technology in schools.

NEIT17 Conference Highlights:
  • Unconference / Open Space Sessions (What is an unconference?)
  • Keynote Addresses by Kimberly Bryant, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, and Gloria Mark

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Speaker Bios:

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Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls CODE

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.

Kimberly has enjoyed a successful 25+ year professional career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011 Kimberly has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with seven chapters across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 3000 students and continues to grow and thrive.

Kimberly serves on the National Champions Board for the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the National Board of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance. Kimberly and Black Girls CODE have been nationally recognized as a social innovator and for her work to increase opportunities for women and girls in the tech industry. In August 2012 Kimberly was given the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area.

In 2013 Kimberly was highlighted by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African- Americans in Technology” and was named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists. The highlight of 2013 was Kimberly’s invitation to the White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color.

In 2014 Kimberly received an American Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian along with being given the Inaugural Women Who Rule Award in Technology via Politico. She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, SXSW, and many others.

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Gideon Lewis-Kraus grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Stanford. He writes reportage and criticism and is the author of the digressive travel memoir A Sense of Direction as well as the Kindle Single No Exit. He is a writer at large at the New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor at Harper's magazine, and a contributing writer at WIRED magazine. Gideon co-edited, with Arnie Eisen, Philip Rieff's Sacred Order/Social Order III, and edited Richard Rorty's Philosophy as Cultural Politics. He is a fellow at New America. He has lived in San Francisco, Berlin (where he was a 2007–8 Fulbright Fellow), and Shanghai, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

external image gloriaMark.jpgGloria Mark is a Professor of Informatics at University of California, Irvine. Author of Multitasking in the Digital Age, she has spent the last 15 years studying how the use of digital technology impacts our lives in real-world contexts. She uses wearable technologies and other unobtrusive sensors to gain precise measures of the effects of technology on people as they move around their environments. From a psychological perspective, she is particularly interested in the impact of multitasking, interruptions, email, and social media on people's mood, stress and health (even sleep). She received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, has been a Fulbright scholar, has worked in Germany, and has been a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research, IBM, National University of Singapore and The MIT Media Lab. Her work has frequently appeared in the popular press such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, the BBC, NPR, Time, and The Wall Street Journal and she has presented her work at SXSW and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Organized by the NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Committee