On Wednesday, Dutta Satadip spoke with Grade 7 students about his personal and professional journey, sharing wisdom from his life.
Dutta Satadip is the Global Head of Customer Operations at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, he was the Director of Customer Success at Google. He was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio of over 150 products with teams in 15 different offices. Mr. Satadip has worked extensively in both developed and emerging countries. Mr. Satadip frequently speaks at major conferences (including TEDx) on topics such as: Customer Experience, Operations, Change Management and Leadership. He also shares his experiences via articles in publications like Harvard Business Review, and Strategy and Business. He has served on the board of the National Hemophilia Foundation and Save One Life.
Below are a few highlights from what Mr. Satadip shared:
-(In a corporate setting) “Don’t wait to be included, make your voice heard. It is one thing to have good ideas, but you have to be able to share them.”
-“My grandfather was a huge influence on me, he broadened my view of the world and made me curious.”
-“After graduating from college it is very important to set personal learning goals so you can continue to grow.”
-“When you ask for help, there are lots of people who will step forward to help you, but you have to ask.”
-“Find your supporters, the people who believe in you.”
-“Two crucial skills for the future are: understanding and processing numbers, and building relationships with people.”
Fourth grade students have been expanding their exploration of coding by following the Google CS First Curriculum; specifically the one focused on Game Design. The girls meet with Lower School Tech Integration Specialist & STEM Teacher Caroline Windell twice a week and each day they learn a new type of game. The culminating activity will have students select one of the game types and more fully develop their game idea.
Some 4th grade student reflections after using the CS-First computer science curriculum:
There’s a new student at your school. What would you say to her to get her interested in computer science?
- something I like about programming is that you tell it to do something and it does it.
- Computer science is very fun and there is a lot to learn at the same time. With computer science, you can make your own games with your own rules!
- It’s SO fun!!! You get to learn stuff about technology, and have a fun time.
- did you know all the computer games you play are programed by other people? … and you can program a game too!
- it is really fun it’s learning and having fun and every time you make a game or some other thing work it is so rewarding and it feels so good like you can just do anything. i love this club and you should come and code with us. even if you can’t code you will learn and it won’t feel like learning it will feel like playing on the computer.
- Coding is really really really really really fun. We get to make our own really fun games. It’s awesome.
- I would say that this is the best club ever and you should try it and if you don’t like it then you don’t have to do it.
- It’s super fun to learn and even if you think you know a lot abut it you learn a lot of new things. I would recommend CS first as a REALLY fun coding experience. I always look forward to coding class and I bet you will to.
We are definitely looking forward to playing your creations girls!