For kids and teens who love the performing arts, computer science, programming and design combined with digital skills can take them in many interesting directions.

Case in point: Miral Kotb, Founder of iLuminate, a light dance and technology company. iLuminate came in third on ‘America’s Got Talent’, has worked with artists including Chris Brown, the Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera, and is launching a Vegas show. Miral is also a study in perseverance and resilience as a two-time cancer survivor.

Miral programs software herself and works with software developers, hardware engineers, designers, sketch artists tailors and others to create iLuminate’s custom light suit technology.

About PreparationTech

PreparationTech is a series of online video interviews produced by NewTechKids which feature inspiring technologists and professionals who work with technology.

They explain what they do and share their personal stories about how they became engaged with tech. They also provide insights and advice on how parents, teachers and school counsellors can prepare kids to thrive in a world of rapid and constant technological development.