Whether they’re making the smallest smartphone apps or the biggest search engines, computer scientists need to know more than just how to write code. They need to be able to think like a computer too. Apprentices were one of the few to get a chance to visit Microsoft’s Research Lab and join researchers Jake Hofman and Justin Rao. Kids wrote their own code to predict an opponent’s next move in Rock, Paper, Scissors, distinguish spam from normal emails, and learned how search engines are not really different from auction houses.
This event is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.