@Tim-Kelley Hi Tim, that is great to hear. Do you have a link to more info or the content covered?
Is it this group or another?
I love that idea of getting TY students involved and teaching primary school kids and developing a buddy/role model system. I would love to hear more about it as it progresses, having teens involved is a great way to keep young kids interested as they get a little older as girls can often drop off around 12-13 years.
@Nuala-Nic-Éil I love this! @Sandra-Maguire @Harold-Perez might be cool to show/share with parents at the next Dojo!
@Nuala-Nic-Éil I made one of these a couple of years ago - unfortunately it's now in for refactoring into another skirt after I burnt a small hole in the circuitry https://www.dropbox.com/s/48e1idrjfiuvxt3/2014-11-25 22.24.44.mov?dl=0
I used to wear it at workshops for young people facing barriers to getting involved in digital making as an unusual example of coding, and the sheer unusualness of having a piece of clothing you could program to do things really caught the attention of both boys and girls.
Did you see our new blog with top tips for encouraging girls in tech?
You can see it here. If you have more ideas or input, just comment below
Applications for the EU Digital Girl of the year are currently open for girls across three age categories; 10 years and under; 11-to-14 years old; and 15-to-17 years old.
The previous two winners (2015 and 2014) have been inspiring CoderDojo ninjas; Niamh Scanlon and Lauren Boyle. We would LOVE to see another CoderDojo ninja take this prestigious title! Please share with your Dojos and encourage many to apply.
For more information and the full T&C's see here.
The deadline is the 21st of October 2016.
The Award Ceremony will take place on the 9th of December 2016.
You can also view the Digital Divas Club from Melbourne - lots of great resources.
The new CoderDojo club I am going to create is going to focus on using Vid Code then Alice - which are both very visual creative tools.
Apparently girls also like finding solutions to community / social problems.
Just wanted to make everyone aware of a Scholarship for GDC that is being run by Diversi & King!
DIVERSI IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KING PRESENTS GDC16 SCHOLARSHIP FOR ASPIRING WOMEN IN GAMES
A competition for female (cis/trans) students with permanent EU residency looking to pursue a career in the games industry.
In an effort to further encourage and strengthen the presence of women in the games industry, Diversi in partnership with King will be sending 10 students to the 2016 Game Developers Conference, one of the largest conferences on game development in the world.
The Scholarship, a competition initiated by Diversi and King’s employee network Women@King, is open for all female-identifying students with permanent EU residency pursuing a degree and considering a future in the games industry. The scholarship aims to provide more women with the opportunity to grow their network, exchange ideas and ease the transition from student life to work life.
So if you’re thinking about a professional future in the games industry, send us your application and hopefully you will be coming with us to GDC 2016!
THE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE INCLUDES
One All Access Pass to the GDC 2016 in San Fransisco
Accommodation for the 5 night stay in San Fransisco
Flight expenses covered to and from San Francisco
Access to networking events specific to the scholarship programme
If you know of anyone who would be interested in this this position. Please see here for more information about this opportunity!
I recently visited a local secondary school as part of the Ada Lovelace Initiative. The initiative aims to raise awareness about careers in STEM with secondary school students. Read more about it here! https://coderdojo.com/news/2015/09/22/get-involved-with-the-ada-lovelace-initiative-by-roisin-healy/
Read the interview following my visit here! Looking forward to visiting more schools. http://www.verifyrecruitment.com/blog/index.php/meet-the-role-models-a-l-i-1-ursula-clarke-everett/
Great - working on this also in our Dojo....
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