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Capitalism 2.0: Non-traditional software engineering education to create more inclusive wealth
October 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creating inclusive wealth has long been a challenge for Milwaukee.
An often-cited solution is to teach software coding to our city’s disadvantaged population. While there are several initiatives trying to do just that, some with moderate success, they all assume that traditional teaching methods, like classroom-style learning, work for traumatized and marginalized people.
We will present a novel and more inclusive way of teaching software coding to non-traditional adult learners. Our method helps rethink education, who is educatable, and what the goals of education should be. We also show how the needs of capitalism can be used to create a sustainable synergy between the money makers and those who need the money the most — and hopefully make a huge dent in the intransigent problem of poverty.
– Derrick Williams: Alumni of JobsWork MKE and the first student of Capitalism 2.0.
– Michael Adams: Director of employee development at JobsWorks MKE.
– Simon Dao: Software engineer and co-founder of Capitalism 2.0.
– Zafer Berkun: Software engineer and co-founder of Capitalism 2.0.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
COVID-19 Update: Masks will be required for this event