On Thursday November 1, 2018 I was privileged to be invited to the Australian Computer Society’s 2018 Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is an association for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and this summit featured Australian and international thought leaders from industry, academia and the political sphere.
One of the highlights was the opening interview with model, actress and coder Lyndsey Scott.
Lyndsey is based in Los Angeles where she is a freelance coder and (like many in LA) trying to follow her passion for acting. She is a mentor with girlswhocode.com and a strong advocate for encouraging girls to consider a future in the computer industry.
She believes that young people should be content creators, not just consumers and she said that coding literacy should be a mainstream part of the school curriculum, especially in primary schools.
Lyndsey shared how she is excited about a future with developments in virtual reality, augmented reality and automated vehicles. She is also excited that technology developments have made the world smaller and closer and more people are now able to have a voice about important issues.
My favourite tweets from the event