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How Student Developers Are Saving the World

As humanity faces multiple existential threats, students have stepped up like never before, joining the ranks of developer activists. Through programs like Call for Code, they are crafting practical and scalable solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice. Student participation is crucial to the success of this movement, as students across the globe contribute revolutionary ideas grounded in their own experiences and iterate upon ideas from fellow students.

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  1. Students as Developer Activists: How students are core to creating solutions to society’s greatest problems and shaping the future of education
  2. Tech for Good: How open-source technologies and a global ecosystem of partners bring ideas to life
  3. The Multiplier Effect: How students, companies, and universities can get involved to drive change



Lee Race, Corporate Communication, IBM

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  • Tags: social justice, digital divide
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Global Impact
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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