This is Technically Baltimore’s One Big Idea. We’d like to use this space to allow technologists, community organizers, activists and other thought leaders in Baltimore city propose one idea for making this city a better place to live and work.
Eliot Pearson is a principal software engineer at AOL/Ad.com, as well as a familiar face in Baltimore’s tech community. (He completed interviews with many of this year’s TEDxBaltimore speakers, which you can watch here.)
His One Big Idea is simple: adults should “figure out a way to connect with a kid in Baltimore and teach them a skill that will benefit them in life.”
Pearson gives several examples of these skills in his YouTube video below:
- Resume writing
- 3D printing
“We have to figure out a way to start engaging kids earlier … by teaching them something that will prepare them for the real world,” he says.
Eliot Pearson’s One Big Idea: