Session type:

Keynote

Presented by:

Ashley Hunsberger

Blackboard, Inc.

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Liberal arts, humanities and critical thinking subjects are dying in education. Why? Today, so much emphasis is put on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in education, but this excludes a critical part of learning. Join me as I dive into why defunding these areas is detrimental to the automation/testing field. Let’s explore the most used skills essential to my career in technology, all a result of my liberal arts background. How can we apply these skills to our teams? What do we do when someone doesn’t have that background? Let’s take a look at how the humanities can help shape the future of tech. Don’t let liberal arts die - embrace them, and see the value it adds to your team.

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