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Register Now! Dec 12 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit“Tech & Health: Understand More, Fear Less”

Join us online for the 2020 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit! We’ll be exploring the intersection between tech and health with a keynote from UC Berkeley's Luis Alvarado-Valentin on COVID testing using CRISPR gene-editing technology, global perspectives on the pandemic, and hands-on coding workshops in partnership with Hour of Code!

2020 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit (online)

Saturday, December 12th, 9am-12pm

“Tech & Health: Understand More, Fear Less”

Keynote Speaker: Luis Alvarado-Valentin, UC Berkeley

“COVID Testing Using CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology”


Hands-on, Beginner-Friendly, Coding Workshops:

  • COVID Database Analysis using GitHub Open Source Data from Johns Hopkins

  • Game Design with Pygames

  • Prototyping with Figma

  • Programming a Google Chrome Extension

  • Machine Learning with Make School

  • And More!

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

Now that we're moving forward from the scary, unknown part of the pandemic and understanding more about how to manage COVID through testing, vaccines, and masks controlling transmission, this event will focus on how technology is helping with COVID efforts and health in general.

Listen to our live keynote from Luis Valentin-Alvarado, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley from Puerto Rico, about his journey from a non-scientific background to becoming a scientist working on innovative ways to develop a quick, inexpensive, at-home COVID test using CRISPR gene-editing technology that would be accessible to all!

IMPORTANT: Our keynote, Luis Valentin-Alvarado, has offered a special breakout in Spanish after the keynote to students and their families! Please reply to this email or indicate on the Eventbrite registration if you would like to participate in the special breakout with Luis and share this opportunity with your network!

Global Youth Summit participants will also have the opportunity to learn how youth can make an impact using technology. 2020 TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon will present tech solutions to community problems including social justice, sustainability, and distance-learning. You’ll get advice from the TeenTechSF Alumni panel on matriculating to top universities and STEM internship opportunities. This is a gateway tech experience for many and we are proud to welcome students who are new to tech and coding! As part of the event, you'll also be able to participate in interactive, beginner-friendly STEM workshops including COVID-19 Data Analysis, Introduction to Game Design with Pygame, Machine Learning, and Programming a Google Chrome Extension.

Like all TeenTechSF events, this event is completely FREE, but advance registration is required! Open to all students 13-18 years old -- no previous coding experience necessary.

We will send you a Zoom link and full instructions on how to participate.

TeenTechSF is run by and for teens – Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do at and fill out if you’d like to join the TeenTechSF student leadership team!

We hope to see your community at TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit 2020!

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PS Thinking about college options this Thanksgiving?

At Make School, students earn a BA in Applied Computer Science in 2.5 years and work at top tech companies like Microsoft with an average starting salary of $100k/year. Many of you connected with cofounder, Jeremy Rossmann, and the Make School mentors at the 2020 TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon. Make School is offering the TeenTechSF community a special opportunity: Apply by November 30th at 11:59pm PST! and be eligible to chat over Zoom with a Silicon Valley founder!

Remember to enter “TeenTechSF” when asked “How did you first hear about Make School?”

Marc Robert Wong (LinkedIn)

TeenTechSF Global, Founder and Executive Director

An interactive tech community for teens to innovate, collaborate, and create.

Stanford Class of 2019 (BS) & 2020 (MS)

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