Computer Science is the fastest growing profession within the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Yet, fewer than 10% earn a computer science degree. Technology is a part of everyone’s life no matter your age, income, race or socioeconomic status. We all live with technology on a daily basis; it’s in the palm of our hands. The technology industry is rapidly shaping our world and there is a shortage of applicants for high tech jobs. Learn about the drastic growth in this industry, the diverse options for employment and salary ranges and how you can be prepared.

Francie Black has a twenty year progression through technology product training, project management, software development management and business development. As a former senior management consultant, she consulted with Fortune 500 companies, as well as, early stage tech startups. For six years, Francie hosted the weekly ABC WLOS News Tech Time segment and syndicated her tech segments to other broadcast news stations across the country. You can see hundreds of Francie’s TV segments by searching her name on YouTube. In 2015, she founded Home Hacker Camp, which offers robotics & programming courses, camps and curriculum. You can find Francie’s robotics & programming classes at Francie has an undergraduate degree from UNC Charlotte and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She can be reached at

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