Breakout Presentation


Presented by

Michelle Sandford
Tech Girl Superhero

In the future, Australia’s ICT workforce is expected to increase to around 695,000 ICT workers by 2020, representing an average annual growth rate of 2.0% (compared to 1.4% for the workforce as a whole). But where will these workers come from when University Admissions in Computing Science and Technology and dropping year on year?

There is a tremendous opportunity for the next generation to jump into an exciting, dynamic and highly lucrative career in Tech if they can be inspired and taught to learn in the right way.

In this funny and resource packed presentation by Michelle Sandford of Microsoft, the Australian Computer Society and the Tech Girls are Superheroes Program – you will find out what you can do to prepare the next generation for their future.

Intended Audience

Those interested in STEM, General Primary, Junior Primary, Middle / Upper Primary, Middle Secondary (Years 7 – 10), Senior Secondary (Years 11 – 12)

About the Presenter:

Michelle Sandford is a Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and one of MCV’s 30 Most Influential Women in Games.

She is a Technology Evangelist who acts as a connector between technology and the world.  She advocates for STEM, the Games Industry and Developers.

Michelle presents at around 50 Conferences and events around the world on Technology, Inclusive Design, Diversity and Gaming.

She connects people who have problems with the solutions, knowledge and technology they need to succeed.

Michelle  stays one jump ahead of the Game(boy) by thinking outside the (X)box. She surfs both waves and webs.

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