Let's meet each other in small groups of 2-3 through Zoom breakout rooms in a "speed networking" activity
Dan Garcia is a Teaching Professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He was selected as an ACM Distinguished Educator in 2012 and ACM Distinguished Speaker in 2019, and is a national leader in the "CSforALL" movement, bringing engaging computer science to students normally underrepresented in the field.
Thanks to four National Science Foundation grants, the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" non-majors course he co-developed has been shared with over 800 high school teachers. He is delighted to regularly have more than 50% female enrollment in BJC, with a high mark of 65% in the Spring of 2018, shattering the campus record for an intro computing course, and is among the highest in the nation! He is humbled by the international exposure he and the course have received in the New York Times, PBS, NPR, and others media outlets. He is working on the BJC Middle School curriculum.
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There's normally a reception after the first full day of any face-to-face conference, where attendees can stand around those tall tables with a plate full of food and meet one another. We will be using breakout rooms in the main plenary zoom room as an attempt to recreate the experience -- participants will be placed into rooms of 3 people to talk to one another for 10 minutes, then be shuffled into another room to meet (hopefully) someone else, etc. This "speed networking" gives us all a chance to meet people we normally wouldn't have met!