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Tim Steele, UI Architect on the R&D team at Benefitfocus

Tim Steele

Biography: Tim Steele

Tim Steele is a UI Architect on the R&D team at Benefitfocus and has been building web applications and developing websites for almost 15 years. Tim’s portfolio spans simple HTML pages to architecting and developing single page applications. Tim also works with Bob Paulin on organizing and running the Devoxx4Kids Chicagoland branch, and uses his passion for teaching to grow the next generation of web developers. When not working with computers, Tim is attending North Central College, golfing, reading, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Presentation: Growing up Geek

Time: Wednesday 15:00 - 15:50 / Location: Promenade Ballroom B & C

The generation gap has finally gone meta.  We've come to expect that our kids are going to have a drastically different upbringing and live in a world that doesn't resemble the one we live in today.  One thing is certain; kids will work in a world with technology we've never dreamed of, built on top of the systems we've left behind.  Is youth sports and band practice going to be enough to prepare them for this brave new world?  Are we worried yet?  Fear not!  There are fun solutions to this problem!  If you know where to look you'll find people and organizations in your own backyard dedicated to making sure kids get the opportunities they need to function in a world driven by technology.  Come learn about these organizations, where to find them, and how they're impacting the next generation.  Learning to share your passion with your kids helps prepare them for the future, and foster a relationship that can last well past either of your sporting careers.  Whether your child aspires to be the next great programmer, inventor or a non-technical rock star, we need to cultivate a generation of code conscious citizens to ensure a better world in years to come.