Why you should try volunteer teaching

Short Form


A talk about my experience teaching classes as a volunteer and how it's an important, rewarding way to help your community


I’ve spent the last year and a half developing and giving free public classes on basic computer programming skills in partnership with the Multnomah County Library system as well as assisting in the teen-only Rockwood makerspace helping teens learn to use equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC mills.

In this talk, I’ll discuss the experiences I had as well as the lessons I learned about pedagogy and why I think more people from the tech sector should volunteer their time to help bridge the digital divide.

Speaking experience

I've spoken at the last two OSBs, at a couple of ignite events, as well as a large number of classes I've taught in universities, code schools, and library classrooms.