Microsoft YouthSpark, Roadtrip Nation and NERD Host: Code to Success: Diversifying and Empowering the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

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Engaging local Boston students to learn more about the power of coding as a career, the impact of pluralistic perspectives, and the importance of mentorship. Featuring exclusive sneak peak of co-produced documentary series “Code Trip” and new announcement by Microsoft and Roadtrip Nation

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WHAT:
Career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation and Microsoft YouthSpark host interactive educational presentation at NERD facility with local Boston students and Microsoft employees to learn more about careers in the field of computer science. Culminating event celebrates conclusion of four-week cross-country journey with exclusive trailer screening of upcoming documentary series, “Code Trip”. The production features three students from underrepresented backgrounds who have traveled the country and interviewed successful tech leaders who have overcome their own challenges along the way. In addition to the trailer, the road-trippers from the documentary series will be present for a Q and A panel, and will conduct a live Roadtrip Nation style onstage interview with a special guest to model to the audience the importance of asking questions and developing mentors on their academic journeys.

YouthSpark, a global initiative from Microsoft to empower young people through computer science education, will unveil its new plans with Roadtrip Nation for their digital mentorship initiative entitled “Share Your Road”, which will further highlight the accomplishments of women and minorities in computer science.

VISUALS:
•Roadtrip Nation’s iconic green RV, which inside includes signatures, quotes, and advice written all over the walls and roof from the many leaders/celebrities interviewed on the public television show.
•Roadtrip Nation/Microsoft team presenting to students

WHERE:
Microsoft New England R&D Center (NERD)
Horace Mann Conference Room
1 Memorial Dr #1
Cambridge, MA 02142

WHEN:
Friday, August 21, 2015
11:30am – 1:00pm: Tour/Presentation
1:00 –1:30pm: Press Interviews, Explore Iconic Green RV, Talk to Students

VIP GUESTS/INTERVIEW OPPS:

  • Code Trip Student road-trippers
  • Microsoft YouthSpark representatives
  • Roadtrip Nation representatives

FOLLOW:

Media Contacts:
Loureen Ayyoub, Roadtrip Nation                        
Phone: (714) 280-2153                                 
Loureen(at)roadtripnation(dot)com

Leonardo Ortiz-Villacorta, Microsoft Corp.
Phone: (425) 538-6680
lortiz(at)microsoft(dot)com

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