girlgeek* is an initiative to create a movement that promotes and celebrates Women in the Technology field. We are more of a hands on, all action movement whose main objective is inspire the next generation of girl geeks to get involved in tech by equipping them with the basic programming skills.
· Inspire girls to turn their great applications into businesses
· Give visibility to the girl geeks that have stood out
· Get more girls into the growing tech scene in Kampala.
Our mission is to infuse tech entrepreneurship and programming skills into girls passionate about IT.
For a while now boys and men have populated the tech scene, with very few ladies showing their presence. The Girl Geek series which is being hosted by Outbox in Kampala this month does acknowledge girls can code as well or even better than boys who dominate most hackathons and tech events. The Outbox Hub, the newest accelerator hub on the block has a mission to empower girls with the skills to write code hence the rise of the girlgeek*
The movement is now starting off with Girl Geek Kampala, a community providing girls with a formal 4 week training program coupled with team work, mentors, and great open source tools, the girls will be empowered to achieve great things with this venture and it is truly is an exciting adventure.
What is expected of the ladies interested is
· workmanship (team work)
The first program will run as follows
Week 1 Basic Introduction to Programming (Ruby)
Week 2 Going Advanced (Java, Android)
Week 3 Going Web (Ruby on Rails)
Week 4 Entrepreneurship in Technology
In the end Girls will be expected to produce products based on the 4-week program. The first program begins on July 16th 2012.
We hope to see this community grow to produce more tech savvy girls.
To join the movement, register at:
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