The Marina Bers talk on programming is in the realm of childhood development. Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD currently works as a professor at Tufts University in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and the Department of Computer Science. At Tufts the speaker also acts as the director of the DevTech Research Group. The interdisciplinary research group focuses on developmental technology -- that is "the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children's positive development."
Originally from Argentina, the speaker completed her undergraduate studies in Social Communication at Buenos Aires University before coming to America to do two Masters degrees. The content of the Marina Bers talk comes from a wealth of knowledge from a degree in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University and a Master of Science in addition to a PhD from MIT.