South Taranaki youth widen horizons in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley trip

A second delegation of 17 design-thinking digital innovation students will be at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley near San Francisco this month.

South Taranaki youth are confronting unprecedented global challenges so it’s important for the Ngāti Ruanui iwi to use its networks to expose them to the kind of learning for a solution-focused culture, former Stanford University student and initiative founder Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said.

From August 21 to 29 the young people will attend a programme created by Ngarewa-Packer and colleagues from Stanford and Singularity University. Included in the programme is design-thinking with D-School at Stanford University, and IDEO, led by E-Parachute’s & Chair Singularity University’s Gary Bolles.

They’ll hear from a series of people navigating the world of professional gaming at Esports Arena Oakland, Coding Dojo at UC Berkeley University and they’ll learn about digital design – including from Kiwi Sarah Clement of Twitch (a professional gaming zone), and get a taste of science, art and technology at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

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