Aaron Skonnard

Silicon Slopes, Utah Technology Council combine for new tech-centric chamber

By Art Raymond for the Deseret News Published: March 27, 2019 8:00 am Read the original article here. SALT LAKE CITY — An announcement Wednesday of the union of two tech-centric groups — Silicon Slopes and the Utah Technology Council — marks the birth of a two-part entity that is instantly one of the most powerful in a state where tech is evolving into the primary economic driver. The new alignment combines Silicon Slopes' mission as an education, community-building and outreach organization with the technology council's trade-focused, public policy advocacy for an innovation industry that numbers over 6,000 companies and [...]

By |2019-04-30T14:01:44-06:00April 30th, 2019|

Computer Science: Every Classroom, Every Age

  It was last October that I sat across from Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight and former UTC board member, as he shared his vision for Utah’s educational future. The goal: computer science offered in every classroom at every age. As our economy changes, our education must change as well. Utah needs to invest in the digital future, to ensure that all our students have exposure to the skills desired in future workforces. Computer science is more than coding, it is creativity and innovation - problem solving through experience where the solutions are as unique as each individual student. For [...]

By |2018-01-31T13:49:10-06:00January 31st, 2018|