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Monday, February 19 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
What the Tech? Startups, Incubators, Digital Inclusion and More in SA FILLING

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San Antonio is becoming a leader in several emerging high-growth industries. Many groups in town are encouraging these innovative changes, but what do they really do? What is Tech Block, Geekdom, YouthCodeJam, and why does digital inclusion matter? Join us for this informative panel to learn more about these local wonders.
Matt Reedy – Tech Block
Charles Woodin – Geekdom
Debi Pfitzenmair – YouithCodeJam
Emily Royall – Rivard Report

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Debi Pfitzenmair

Youth Code Jam
Debi founded Youth Code Jam in 2012 as a way to help her son learn to code. As executive director, she works to encourage all children to learn computer programming and computational thinking. She is an award-winning writer, active community volunteer, advocate for gifted and neurodiverse... Read More →
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Matt Reedy

USAA/ Tech Bloc
Matt Reedy is a member of USAA’s Advanced Research team that identifies new ways to serve our members' unmet needs by researching, incubating and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies. He serves on the board of Tech Bloc, a grassroots organization focused on attracting... Read More →
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Emily Royall

Data Director, Rivard Report
Emily Royall focuses on how communities and cities can leverage technology to build inclusive futures. She is currently the Data Director for the Rivard Report, leveraging data driven insight and visualization for grassroots online media. She serves on the Steering Committee of San Antonio’s Digital Inclusion Alliance and, as an independent arts curator, works to build platforms for local and regional artists to showcase work on them... Read More →
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Charles Woodin

Membership Director, Geekdom
I was born and raised in Michigan and joined the United States Air Force shortly aftergraduating high school. I served as a Korean Linguist for eight years before leaving to attendschool in San Antonio. Here I attended UTSA before making the transition to Apple where Iworked in business... Read More →

Monday February 19, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
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