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" Across our great nation, we've begun to see an acceleration of the power of data to deliver value. "
" Americans really expect to interact with our government digitally. "
" Code is just a list of instructions. There are countries that are teaching it as part of the core curriculum. Having some experience in those early years is very important. "
" Each kid is unique in what captures their attention and their passion. "
" Flipping our classrooms into active learning spaces really is important and having these convenient spaces where people feel comfortable. "
" For those of you who are underrepresented in technology, know that you've always been here. Look in photos and see yourself reflecting back. "
" Founded in 1994 by the Anita Borg Institute and growing every year, the Grace Hopper Celebration is bringing needed network connections, skill building, and visibility for women computer scientists who work at all levels of our industry. "
" I actually think that working in the federal government, or state or local, is one of the most significant things that a technical person can do. "
" If we're the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can't the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome? "
" I have a good eye for great projects, talent, and entrepreneurs. "
" I have been able to attend many technology conferences around the world over the years, including some of the largest, like Google I/O, Microsoft's Developer Conference, Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference, Oracle World, Le Web, and more. "
" I like to work at the beginning of projects. Once they get stable, I'll hand them off. "
" I love to use technology to help people have better lives and to reduce our impact on the planet. "
" I'm on the MIT board, and a lot of our buildings now have daycare centers; it's becoming a standard. "
" Innovation comes out of great human ingenuity and very personal passions. "
" In the early IBM team, that was a racially diverse team, a gender-diverse team. "
" I think it's so important in preschool and in kindergarten and elementary school that we're not biasing ourselves. "
" I think open source is an evolutionary idea for humanity, this idea of transparency. It played out for us in the technology world, but it also played out with the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission and Wikipedia. "
" It's an incredibly important thing to make sure we preserve net neutrality. "
" It's much easier to fail when you're in the pilot, early stage, when it's less expensive and you're exploring than when you're way out the door and you've spent all this money. Industry is smart: structured to have skunkworks and pilot phases. "
" It's so interesting that when somebody's pregnant, we are obsessed with knowing the gender of the child so we can figure out what we need to buy that child, what the present would be. Like we're pre-programming the kid before they were born. "
" It's very difficult to solve a lot of problems from the top down. "
" I've been working on the lost history of technical women. "
" I was lucky that science fair was mandatory at my high school in inner-city Buffalo. "
" I went to an inner-city school in Buffalo. We had no money. But our teachers believed in hands-on active learning - there was a mandatory science fair, which was critical. "
" Malala Yousafzai is all of our daughter, like Iqbal Masih who was all of our son. "
" Net neutrality is such an important principle for the Web and for the Internet. It's how the Internet's operated for all this time. "
" People can get into very bad habits of arguing ideas and shutting them down. "
" Science class is traditionally taught as science history class - you learn all these facts that someone else discovered, which you need to know, but that's not really an inspiring way to learn science. "
" Second graders learn to read: that's a perfect time to make them code. "
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