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Randi Zuckerberg visits C Spire’s Tech Movement

Yesterday C Spire held their Tech Movement 2018 event where they brought together leaders and industry experts to share the latest trends and technology they have come up with.

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Hanna Mathis, the director of sales at Glo Drinks in Starkville, said they came to market and network their product and said they got a lot of feedback from a lot of big companies.

“We make liquid activated light cubes,” said Mathis. “It started as a class project at Mississippi State University a few years ago and ever since then we have shipped over 750,000 cubes to 37 countries.”

Randi Zuckerberg’s project, Sue’s Tech Kitcken, was also there to give students the opportunity to work with technology hands on. She is the Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and invented Facebook Live.

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“Just about a year ago, our team came up with the idea for Sue’s Tech Kitchen and we thought, ‘How could we get those nine or ten year olds in rural America that are not going to see technology anywhere? How can we still give them a chance at a future?’,” said Zuckerberg. “So we thought everyone loves food, snacks and desserts. If we can combine snacks and desserts with tech and travel that all around the country, then maybe we can reach those kids who are not going to be reached in any other way.”

Sue’s Tech Kitchen has a 3D food printer and much more. Sumrall High School student Brianna Kimbler was there to try it out.

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“These are cheese balls soaked in nitrogen liquid and they’re really cold,” said Kimbler. “Whenever you eat them it looks like smoke is coming out of your mouth. They are good and taste like regular cheese balls if you put them in the refrigerator.”

Zuckerberg was also there to speak to students about the latest technology and give them advice for the future. She wants students to know how important technology is and wants them to know how to use it.

“Every one of us is sitting on an idea like Facebook Live and you just have to make sure that in your own career you wind up at a company or a place that’s really fostering you to bring your all with creativity, where you’re encouraged to be creative and put ideas out there where you’re not afraid to fail,” said Zuckerberg.

She also created created technology designed for young children to help educate them.

“There are thousands of ways to get families involved with technology that don’t involve being glued to a screen,” said Zuckerberg. “There are so many ways with building and engineering and robotics and drones and all kinds of things that don’t involve just sitting on a sofa glued to an iPad.”

She said she is a big fan of tech time for her children, but she does try to limit screen time.

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