From the Author
It is apparent that new credentials are required for informed citizenship and economic participation in a society transformed by the Internet and technology. These ubiquitous forces have revolutionized how we conduct business, communicate with each other, organize our lives, order our food, plan our weddings, file our taxes, purchase our wardrobes, and much more. Technology is no longer important only to tech companies; it is shaping and disrupting every industry. No longer do just technologists require tech knowledge. It is becoming more and more evident that computers, the Internet, and coding need be incorporated into mandatory instruction at schools alongside reading and math.Most businesses, organizations, policy makers, and economists understand that innovation is closely linked to technology. Innovation is highly dependent on investment, well-funded research, and an educated population. The US government has launched several initiatives in partnership with US companies to jumpstart science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs in recognition of the fact that no country can maintain prominence in the world unless it leads in STEM.How to Speak Tech is one effort in a larger movement to promote tech education and innovation, so I hope you find the book informative!
About the Author
is an entrepreneur, investor, and tech enthusiast. He has a background in venture capital and private equity and has worked in product marketing, growth, and analytics at Locu, a venture-backed technology startup acquired by GoDaddy. Prior to Locu, he served as a team member on a TED fellow-led education technology challenge called 'Future of the Book' and founded a national non-profit organization called SeniorLink, a youth volunteer agency for teaching seniors about computers and the Internet.
Passionate about supporting innovation, Vinay is actively involved in The Blackstone Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative to help strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems around the US, consults and volunteers at youth mentor programs, and helps promote STEM education initiatives and public policy in New York.
Vinay earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal in Washington, DC for his work in technology education and community service. He received his A.B. (Honors) in Computer Science from Harvard University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and as a John Harvard Scholar, Weissman Scholar, and Detur Book Prize Winner.