Show: Future Talk

Episode: 0088 Future Talk - Piper Computer Kit


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Episode Description:

Teaching children to be creative problem solvers is essential to preparing them for the technological future. Public schools don’t always succeed at teaching these skills, but this episode features two guests who have something that may help. They are the cofounders of a San Francisco-based company called Piper, which makes the Piper Computer Kit, which enables children aged 7 to 12 to build and program their own computers from the ground up. Beginning with a Kickstarter campaign, the company has raised over $10 million in venture capital, and the kit is now in thousands of homes and classrooms in the U.S. and abroad. One of its early boosters was Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.

Mark Pavlyukovskyy is the Chief Executive Officer of Piper. He was born in the Ukraine and educated at Princeton and Oxford, and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He first got the idea of building educational tools while working as a biologist in Ghana, teaching children about public health. Joel Sadler, PhD, is the Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Jamaica, he was educated at MIT and Stanford, where he earned his doctorate in computer science. He worked on special projects at Apple for Steve Jobs, and at Stanford, helped create an affordable prosthetic knee, known as the JaipurKnee, that is now used by thousands of people around the world, and which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 top inventions of the year.

Martin Wasserman hosts.

Episode Short Description:

A look at the Piper Computer Kit, which teaches children how to build and program their own computers from the ground up.

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Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:26

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 00:39


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Total HD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:26

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Date HD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 00:48