Thursday, July 24, 2014
I’m not sure when it finally stuck. There was that time that I turned a Radio Shack circuit snap-kit into a rudimentary metal detector. That was cool. Then there was that Grade 7 physics class on electromagnetic fields. Also, very cool. But looking back, there wasn’t one moment that led me to pursue engineering and computer science as a career. Instead, it was dozens of small instances which gradually illuminated the vast potential of sciences and math.
Campers gather for Google Canada's first Geek St
Today, Geek Street is creating dozens of these amazing moments for 2000 summer campers from across Toronto. We’ve transformed the city’s iconic Distillery District into a digital wonderland. Think traditional Toronto street fair, but instead of roti and bratwurst, it’s robots and 3D Selfies!
Geek Street promises to delight and captivate young minds, highlighting the amazing innovation happening in this region’s technology sector and showcasing the world of possibilities offered by STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Harrison of TVO's Finding Stuff Out
Whether it’s taking an augmented-reality bike ride, coding a simple video game or taking a stroll down ‘Robotics Row’ (an entire laneway dedicated to mechanical bots!), Geek Street hopes to generate more than a few of those cool, inspirational moments for Canada’s next generation of technology builders!
Posted by Stergios Anastasiadis, Engineering Manager, Google Kitchener-Waterloo