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Published on Jan 7, 2016
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.
Amon Millner is an Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation at Olin College of Engineering. He directs the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab and is a Fulbright Specialist. Millner is a co-inventor of the Scratch Programming Environment and started up several key Fab Labs in the growing network of community-based fabrication laboratories.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx