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What is Coding Comic?

The ed-tech industry does not consider the education inequity that urban children of color face. The industry assumes that there is a standard of education that all americans are receiving and then build products based on this assumption. Coding Comic is a tool that emphasized the logic behind coding instead of actual coding languages. Our goal is to create digital tools and resources for educators that can meet the needs of historically underserved children of color.

About El Cuco

After hearing the legend of “El Cuco,” a boogieman story their abuela told them before going to bed, Ashley, Juan, and Julio wake up to strange noises coming from the kitchen. To their surprise they find El Cuco standing in the middle of their kitchen! Join Ashely, Juan, and Julio as they devise a plan to rid themselves of the monster.

Presented by

The Digital Citizens Lab is a design collective with a focus on civic technology.  We aim to help organizations streamline their existing processes or develop new methods of engagement. We believe that “play” is an underutilized, fundamental tool when creating meaningful interaction.Our mission is to create tools and resources for educators that can meet the needs of historically underserved children of color.

Evan Chin-hsuan Wu

is a designer with sociology background who has experience in multiple design fields including product design, graphical design and user interface. Before coming to New York, he co-founded the studio focused on web and app developing in Taiwan called SMD lab which developed one of the most popular public biking system app in Taiwan with more than 100k downloads. Currently he’s working with a startup to help them design the latest version of their news reading app Trigger.

Sharon Lee De La Cruz

is a prolific artist and activist in New York City. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and obtained her Masters at NYU’s ITP program. She has shown in numerous venues throughout the New York metropolitan area, notably during Armory Week 2012 at the Bronx River Arts Center. She has been awarded residencies at Wonder Women and 365 Days of Print. Additionally, De La Cruz has designed a limited edition perfume bottle for Calvin Klein’s CK One Shock Street Edition For Her.

Leslie Martinez

is a designer pursuing an MS in Integrated Digital Media from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Her research explores the intersections of migration and digital communication tools. She is also interested in human-centered design processes and in designing for social innovation. In January of 2016 she will be joining a team of researchers at an IDEO.org project site in Kathmandu, Nepal. Previously she’s worked as a communications manager for an art non-profit in Guatemala and has also spent several years providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant minors in Florida.