Youth Track

Young SV Leaders


April 29, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Samaira M
Hayaa Hyder
Rida Khawaja

Samaira M of CoderBunnyz shares her story!
CEO, Entrepreneur, Maker, Inventor, Founder and Speaker.
Join our OPEN SV Youth session hosts Hayaa and Rida Khawaja as they moderate this session getting to hear all about STEM and entrepreneurship by a young founder.

Samaira’s Mission – To get everyone excited about coding, programming, STEM especially girls and help bridge the gender gap in technology

About Samaira:
– Kid-Entrepreneur
– Received letter of appreciation from “The White House”
– Featured in NBC Bay Area Proud
– Inventor of Coder Bunnyz “The most comprehensive coding board game on earth”
– Youngest speaker at CMG IMPACT 2016 Conference, Women in Tech Event.
– Winner of $2500 award at PitchFest 2016 competing with 25 High Schoolers
– Featured in Sony Documentary on Silicon Valley (with Andy Bechtolsheim, Sebastian Thrun)
– Interviewed by Barnes and Nobles – Meet the Makers
– Conducts workshop to teach kids in the community, taught over 1400 kids.
– Winner of Infy Maker award 2016
– Part of SJ Mini-Maker Faire 2016, Science in the Park 2016
– Started “GirlsUCode” initiative to help teach coding to underprivileged girl
– Amazing orator and could talk about coding, education, and my initiatives
– Recognized by SCUSD “Board of Education” for CoderBunnyz program invention.
– Won first prize in Silicon Valley Talent Competition for speech “How to change the world”
– Covered by Germany’s largest broadcaster ZDF/Heute
– Podcast interview about coding, education on leading education website – Edsurge
– Covered by #1 Chinese portal – sina.com
– Song composer and singer.
– Write poems – Earth Day, Easter, Success, Teachers, St. Patrick’s day, MLK day.
– Vivid blog and article writer.
– Covered in several media in 3 continents and over 11 countries.
– Conducted workshop at Googleplex