Contact us

interact@futuretalk.net

Home.
Program List.
Viewing F.T..
I4J Summit.
ARC tour.
About Us.

Examining the global impact of technology
FUTURE TALK #88
Piper Computer Kit
Teaching children to be creative problem solvers is essential to preparing them for the 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 cofounders of a 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. The company has raised over $10 million in venture capital, and 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 of Piper. Originally from Jamaica, Joel worked on special projects at Apple for Steve Jobs, and as a Stanford student, 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.