Emoti-Con is NYC's biggest annual showcase for young designers, engineers, artists, gamers, coders, activists and multimedia storytellers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Emoti-Con is a culminating celebration of the creative work produced all year within the in- and after-school programs of the Hive NYC learning network, and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC and other DOE programs.
What's Emoti-Con like? Watch this video and click the "past events" above to learn about the winners, keynotes and judges for each previous event:
Competing projects are reviewed by judges and peers. Winners could earn one or more digital badges.
Errol King was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He is a self taught creative technologist, game designer and social entrepreneur. His career started in communications and tech strategy for social justice movements. He later became the Director of Online Organizing & New Media at 1199SEIU, the largest local union in the US. In this role, he used tech to improve the lives of 400,000 low wage healthcare workers across five states.
Inspired by maker culture, he left this work to pursue his passion for education and technology. He co-founded Hidden Level Games, an indie gaming studio focused on transforming players into creators. Over the last two years, he designed and developed a virtual world where students can build and share games via the cloud. He is also the co-author of CodePop, a tweet-sized game programming language. Using this platform he has toured the world teaching design thinking and game programming to youth.
Errol was named a Tech Week Top 100 most influential people in New York for 2014. He is now at Google working on a team focused on cultivating the next generation of awe-inspiring leaders in computer science from Black and Latino communities.