Philadelphia Celebrates

National Computer Science Education WEEK

December 6 - 12, 2021

Students, teachers, parents and caregivers, schools, and organizations across Philadelphia are invited to participate in a week of engaging, online computer science activities and learning forums as part of CS Ed Week 2021, a celebration of National Computer Science Education Week.

Explore this year's offerings and register below.

Student Activities

André will share what it took for him to develop a successful IT career and the different pathways that can be taken. He will describe what he does with examples of interesting problems that he and his team work to solve. The session also includes time for Q&A.

In his role as Deputy CISO, André provides leadership for the university’s information security operations and projects. André has over thirty years of information technology (IT) experience and has served in multiple IT leadership roles for Penn Medicine, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Independence Blue Cross. He has been a hospital Chief Information Officer, Corporate Director of analytics, and Corporate Director of academic and research computing for the oldest school of medicine in the United States. André earned his MBA, Finance, and BBA, Economics, from Temple University.

What Can You Do with Computer Science?

A Tech Talk featuring André Jenkins,

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Pennsylvania,

Tuesday, December 7, 5:00 - 6:00 PM via Zoom

What Works in the Classroom?

A Forum for Teachers

Monday, December 6, 5:00 - 6:30 PM via Zoom

This session features teacher “flash talks" for sharing best practices in computer science education. Facilitated by Dr. Tammy Pirmann of Drexel University and the team leading the Jumpstarting Philadelphia CS for All Research-Practitioner Partnership. 

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