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Amon discovered that finding what he loved to do involved overcoming labels that others placed on him based on where he lived and how he looked. He shares stories from his journey from young programmer to computing professor, urging young viewers to write their own labels and to explore multiple interests in search of what they love.

About the Speaker

Amon Millner

Amon Millner

Dr. Amon Millner is an Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation at Olin College of Engineering, directing the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab. Millner, a co-inventor of the Scratch programming language, creates engaging environments and tools (Sparkfun’s PicoBoard, Modkit) that support learners of all ages increasing their capacity to innovate, make, and make a difference in their neighborhoods. He has established local and international hubs for learning and digital fabrication, shaping the ways in which Computer Clubhouses and Fab Labs have evolved.

Millner, a patent holder Fulbright Specialist, and champion in the Maker Movement, earned a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT; a M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech; and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.