Your CSTA 2019 registration includes access to all of our keynote addresses. Check out this year’s keynotes:

Tuesday, July 9

“Natasha Singer, NY Times reporter, and “Tech for Good”
8–10 a.m.  

Natasha Singer is a teacher and reporter at The New York Times where she covers the intersection of technology, business, and society with a particular focus on data privacy, fairness and tech industry accountability. She will share insights from her work developing and teaching a tech innovation ethics course at The School Of The New York Times. The course helps students learn to anticipate, articulate, regulate and mitigate the societal consequences of novel digital technologies.

Student Stories: How CS Changed My Path — Presented by Microsoft 
During the 12:15–2:15 p.m. General Session 

Join Microsoft for their special lunch keynote, “Student Stories: How CS Changed My Path.” As computer science teachers, our focus is to open up pathways of possibilities for our students. How are we doing? Microsoft will lead a discussion with students from across the U.S., in communities both urban and rural, about how their computer science experience is impacting their lives and how they are thinking about their future as a result.

Wednesday, July 10

“Equity, Inclusion, and Teaching CS to All” with Dr. Joanna Goode 
8–10 a.m.  

Dr. Joanna Goode is an Associate Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon and focuses on equity in computer science education. Dr. Goode’s keynote will explore equity and inclusion beyond access to computer science education. She’ll discuss how educators can shift the discussion beyond just making computer science available to students and toward preparing teachers to act for equity with intention.

Google Fireside Chat — Presented by Google 
During the 12:15–2:15 p.m. General Session

The closing keynote session for the 2019 CSTA Annual Conference will be a fireside chat featuring Dr. Chris Stephenson and Kamau Bobb from Google and facilitated by long-time CSTA volunteer Stephanie Hoeppner. The discussion will explore the similarities and differences between how education and industry are tackling issues of equity and social and economic responsibility. The speakers will also chat about what concerns them, what drives them, and what inspires them to work in the field of CS education.

Chris Stephenson Headshot Dr. Chris Stephenson is the Head of Computer Science Education Strategy at Google. In this role, she works with internal Google teams and external computer science organizations globally to improve computer science teaching and learning. Prior to joining Google 2014, she served as the founding Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association, launching the organization in 2004. Stephenson has numerous research publications in computer science education and has written several high school textbooks. Stephenson is the co-chair of the ACM Education Board and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Inroads Magazine. She is a Distinguished Member of ACM.

Kamau Bobb HeadshotKamau Bobb is the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He brings to his current position experience as a former Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has worked with members of the Office and Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration to set the national strategy for STEM education. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from Georgia Tech and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Stephanie Hoeppner has been in computer science education for 20 years both as a High School CS teacher and as a District Technology Director.  Her work outside of school includes serving on the Ohio CS Standards Advisory Board, four years on the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Board of Directors, Founding member of the Ohio Chapter of CSTA, 2017 Program Chair of the CSTA Annual Conference and 2018 CSTA Volunteer of the Year. Stephanie also provides presentations and professional development locally and in the larger CS Education arena.