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Wednesday, February 22 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Educational Robotics Critical for the Future of Linux - Jason Kridner, Texas Instruments

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Jobs are being automated. Students aren't getting sufficient STEM literacy. Many lack the problem solving skills to be effective at driving that automation, rather than being a victim. Educational robotics is a compelling and effective way to reverse that trend. Lower-cost, easier-to-use and inherently collaborative platforms can help ensure these programs expose all participants to programming and electronics.

Computing is inextricably a human endeavor to get machines to serve our will. Linux provides opportunities to teach critical concepts including how to collaborate, aide understanding with instrumentation, simplify various tasks with existing solutions and expose students to the possibilities of their endeavors. Not only do these students need Linux, but Linux needs them and the solutions to the challenges they'll tackle for the next generation.

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Jason Kridner

Co-founder, BeagleBoard.org
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). A 25-year veteran of TI, Kridner is also a co-founder of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, maintainer of open-source development tools such as BeagleBoard, -xM, -X15, BeagleBone, Black, BeagleBone Blue and the new PocketBeagle, a Linux-based open-source USB-key-fob computer. Kridner has previously engaged the open-source community at ELC, Collaboration Summ... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am PST
Atrium Ballroom