Cristina Dolan ⎥ Promoting Creativity, Diversity, and Literacy in Computer Science
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Cristina Dolan will add her personal narrative to our collection this fall. Hers is the first in our technology series – and we’re off to a great start!! In fact, a perfect tech-start for Story Preservation Initiative’s Learning Lab where:
Primary Source Material + Project-Based Lesson Plans = BIG (fun) Learning
The copy that follows is taken from the TedX Stuyvesant website. To listen to Cristina’s TedX Talk, go to:Cristina Dolan TedX Talk
In the early days of the Internet, MIT Media Lab alumna Cristina Dolan co-founded OneMain.com, which grew to be the tenth largest ISP after a successful IPO. In only five months, she conceived and built the OneMain cornerstone, Geographic Communities, into a profitable business. At its launch, the company’s IPO became the largest Internet public offering at its time, surpassing Amazon’s and eBay’s respective IPOs. Cristina has also held executive roles at Wordstream, IBM, and Oracle, among other organizations.
As an engineer and self-described “solutionist”, Cristina appreciates the value of an engineering and computer science education. In October 2013, she launched Dream it. Code it. Win it., a non-profit organization to promote such instruction and celebrate the power of applied problem-solving. Finalists have launched more than six companies and the competition has attracted a diverse group of students from over forty countries.
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