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How Do I Become a Computer Scientist?

September 25, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Program Summary

Are you a student thinking about a career as a computer scientist? Do you want to see a cutting edge augmented and virtual reality lab? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from Dayveon Ross, co-founder and President of ShotTracker and Sherry Lumpkins , Principal Consultant at Blue Symphony LLC. You’ll also have a chance to learn about UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering programs and see their state-of-the-art AR/VR lab. During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful computer scientist! Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate. 

Speaker Bios 

Davyeon Ross is the co-founder and President of ShotTracker, wearable technology for basketball players who want to improve their shooting performance. As a successful entrepreneur and leader in innovative technology, he previously founded and served as CEO for Digital Sports Ventures. Davyeon has a BS in Computer Science, Math, and Business and an MBA from Mid-America Nazarene University. 


Sherry Lumpkins is an IT consultant specializing in data modeling, custom software and interactive web development, and mobile web appsShe is founder and Principal Consultant at Blue Symphony, LLC, a web development, business solutions, and communications firm based in Kansas City. Sherry holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri- Kansas City.



Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you! 

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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties. 

The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.

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September 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Eric Ward

Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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