This evening UW welcomed Hadi Partovi of Code.org at the Washington Education Innovation Forum, organized by the Center for Reinventing Public Education. UW CSE, the UW College of Education, and Washington STEM co-sponsored the event.
State Representative Reuven Carlyle – known for advocating policies that pass the common sense sniff test – emceed a panel that included two Seattle-area high school students in addition to Hadi: Ifrah Abshir, a sophomore at Rainier Beach High School, and Megan Fu, a junior at Holy Names Academy (and a counselor at last summer’s UW CSE summer day camps for middle school students).
Hadi and Code.org have not just moved the needle, they have pinned the needle! Tonight’s conversation was inspiring!