Saturday, 9 June 2018

Girls in Technology Sprint #1

Finally we have got some footing developing first group of University Girls to lead Girls in Technology project and IoT Equipment are in procurement process, and be available in July.

Advocacy video


The most existing news is that we connected to Oxford Entrepreneurs (OE), Europe’s largest student startup society to conduct a summer of code program for university students on advanced technologies emerging from July 14 to October 14 online. This program will engage University Girls to form small teams and learn Python, JavaScript and advanced industry skills including AI .

1WMTT is already making a huge impact and going parallel to the GiT project. A remarkable success story is GiT beneficiary and University Team Leader was choose as 1MWTT Sri Lanka coordinator and co presenting Today at 8PM ICT .

Ilona Budapesti, President of Oxford Entrepreneurs and Chief Storyteller of 1 Million Women To Tech and Rameela Azeez, 1 Million Women To Tech: Coordinator for Sri Lanka will join the live Q & A session to explain the importance of signing up for this programme and answer the questions you may have regarding the Summer of Code.
Event on FB :  https://www.facebook.com



University Program

We jump started training of University Girls in Coding and IoT with scratch and microbit, in a two day residential workshop in Kandy for 16 participants from Universities of Kelaniya, Sabaragamuwa and Rajarata.

An online Hackathon created to test team leaders from University
https://www.hackerrank.com/coding-start












Schools program

We have started school program in small scale in 4 schools . ISOC LK exco is working on a stakeholder meeting to get the program endorsed to school nationwide by Education Ministry.



ContentWe are in touch with ICT teachers and online community, delivering project learning resources on microbit, python, IoT and Java Script and more through GIT hub. It's going viral now.

https://github.com/shilpasayura/algohack

AdvocacyAdvocacy for University students done taking part in AISEC global village event and producing print and social media graphics and videos.


Mid July is a key period we start testing GiT live online channel . Most work done by girls supported by professional tech mentors help. We are looking for right candidates in industry.

Daily updates come on fb on there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlstechworld/

Current Sprint started on April, was really tough getting the project on ground and developing core project team at ISOC LK. We believe its done well.  Thanks for all supported ISOC, CSSL, Shilpa Sayura and Fb community we have got momentum.

Next sprint shall be from July 8th - October 20.
Get Ready!

Niranjan Meegammana
Project Leader

Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer of Code by 1M Women to Tech - Q & A session


Ilona Budapesti, President of Oxford Entrepreneurs and Chief Storyteller of 1 Million Women To Tech and Rameela Azeez, 1 Million Women To Tech: Coordinator for Sri Lanka will join the live Q & A session to explain the importance of signing up for this programme and answer the questions you may have regarding the Summer of Code.


Join the  event on FB :  https://www.facebook.com

Girls in Technology


Girls in Technology motivates girls into ICT.


               

Downlord this video

1 Million Women To Tech Summer of Code Sri Lanka

Like we promised ! Girls in Technology project brings you an exiting news!

1 Million Women To Tech – Summer of Code program FREE from Oxford Entrepreneurs (OE), Europe’s largest student startup society, formed by Volunteers of the  University of Oxford in the UK.

Would you like to learn how to code? Are you already a pro who would like to get more hands-on experience? We have just the right learning program for you.



1 Million Women To Tech is a 3-month global program running from July 14th - October 14th. It is FREE and focused on bringing more females into software development. Women can take free online coding courses and work in teams on programming challenges and join weekly and monthly hackathons. You can win prizes and get introduced to top employers too.

AGES: any
SKILL LEVEL: any – from total beginner to PhD in Computer Science, and beyond
WHEN: July 14 – October 14, 2018
WHERE: 100% online, worldwide
WHO: Any skill level from complete beginner to PhD in Computer Science

Here is the course list:
Week 1: Introduction to Python
Week 2: Python the hard way
Week 3: Introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Week 4: Introduction to AI
Week 5: Introduction to JavaScript
Week 6: Advanced JavaScript
Week 7: Build your first app in 7 days
Week 8: React.JS
Week 9: Intro Blockchain
Week 10: Virtual Reality
Week 11: Augmented Reality
Week 12: Surprise!

LEARN MORE AND PRE-REGISTER HERE
https://1millionwomentotech.com/summerofcode1/

We are working in Sri Lanka to connect girls into this valuable program that will help learning emerging industry skills from beginning to advanced.

Please feel free to circulate to anyone– and thank you in advance.
We have attached the official message and flyers from the organizers below.

Yaddehige Rameela Azeez
GiT University Team Leader - 1 Million Women To Tech

Thursday, 12 April 2018

University Girls Coding & IOT workshop #1

Girls in Technology hold its first University Girls Coding & IOT workshop at Ranabima royal college Kandy. 

Day 1


 d

Day 2







Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Girls in Technology AIESEC Global Village

Girls in Technology Project team make awareness to university students at  AIESEC Global Village Colombo 2018 March 19th.










Thursday, 15 March 2018

Girls in Technology Initiative

Girls in Technology (GiT) aims to motivate girls studying ICT to increase women participation in emerging Internet technology careers.
 

GiT intiative is 
supported by InternetSociety.org Beyond the Net Funding Programme and implemented by Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter working with multi-stakeholder partners.  
GiT aims to innovate technology education of girls by introducing a coding and IoT based techno-extracurricular program to improve analytical,  logical and creative thinking among girls.
GiT implements in island wide in 40 schools and 10 universities involving girls, ICT teachers, university students, and professionals.

The project provides IoT learning kits including BBC micro:bits, auduino, Shilpa64 and ALGOHACK STEM educational resources to engage girls in learning to code IoT and knowledge sharing to enter internet technology fields.


Girls in Technology partners with Shilpa Sayura Foundation and Computer Society of Sri Lanka together to involve a community of stakeholders to scale up GiT as a national program.