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March 20, 2024 17 mins

Cassandra Chin, a college student and instructor at CNCF Kids Day, shares her experience teaching children about programming and hardware using Raspberry Pis. The workshop, themed around 'Phippy', a giraffe mascot, aims to introduce over a hundred kids to basic programming concepts and practical hardware applications. Cassandra explains the structure of her workshop, which involved a game designed to teach children coding and hardware integration in an engaging way. She also discusses her plans for future workshops, her educational background in computer science, and her views on open source software and the importance of introducing technology to children at an early age.

00:00 Introductions 00:18 Inspiring the Next Generation with Open Source 00:46 Diving into the CNCF Kids Day Experience 01:03 Raspberry Pi Workshops 06:45 Looking Ahead: AI and ML for Kids 11:05 Future Aspirations and Open Source Perspectives 14:17 Exploring New Interests and Advocacy

Guest: Cassandra Chin is a keynote speaker, book author, children's workshop instructor, and in her spare time, a college student getting a computer science degree. She has been teaching technology kids workshops at international conferences since she was 13 years old and is passionate about helping allow women, minorities, and underprivileged students to learn about technology. 
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