ISA Senior To Present At Citywide Conference Oct. 18

tedx-SA-logoJosh Singer’s passion for computer science has not only motivated him to help organize a citywide Hackathon last summer, it has granted him the honor of presenting at the fifth annual TEDxSanAntonio – “Ideas in Action” conference on Oct. 18, at Rackspace Global Headquarters. The senior at The International School of the Americas and his fellow colleague, Abhinav Suri, will host a presentation titled, “The Birth of a Hacker Culture.” The presentation will focus on the issue of redefining “hacking,” and how we relate to it in modern day culture. 

Senior at ISA, Josh Singer, is looking forward to presenting at TEDxSanAntonio on Oct. 18 at Rackspace Headquarters.

Senior at ISA, Josh Singer, is looking forward to presenting at TEDxSanAntonio on Oct. 18 at Rackspace Headquarters.

“Typically the media uses the word “hacker” in a negative way…but in strong IT communities, “hacker” is more of a term of endearment for someone that is a skilled programmer, or is really good at building things, and has passionate at what they can do,” said Josh Singer, as he explained the premise of the presentation. “A lot of people don’t know what you are talking about when you talk about hackathons and hacking, and a lot of people learn a lot of things from TED Talks, so we thought it would be an interesting way to disseminate the information.”

The TEDxSanAntonio event will feature world-changing conversations about the most innovative, creative, intriguing, and sometimes disruptive, ideas alive right here in San Antonio – a city on the rise. Speaker topics range from art, science, education and health, to technology, social justice, and the environment. Josh and Abhinav entered a video and description of their presentation in order to be selected to take part in this great event. Ticket sales have unfortunately concluded, but more information on free viewing parties can be found at www.TEDxSanAntonio.com.

In hopes to redefine hacking, Josh looks forward to a future filled with innovation and discovery, which will lead to the integration of new products in our everyday lives. In addition to impacting how technology is integrated into school curriculum, Josh’s future goal is to be a part of a software start-up that would create a big splash in the technology industry, much like Google and Dropbox were able to accomplish.

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