Boitshoko Phalatse Q&A: Widening participation in STEM, a catalyst to scaling innovation and social mobility

Q&A with Boitshoko Phalatse, after her presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
This session will look at marrying old school methodologies with new school technologies and adaptation into digital educational platforms and resources. Our use of coding platforms to promote innovation and collaboration. My believe is that technologies such as case study simulations and AR/VR will expand the interest of STEM as a career choice within young girls in rural communities and reach the desired social breakthrough and advancement.
About Boitshoko
I enjoy the opportunity to revolutionise experiential learning through emerging technologies that introduce agility and automation. I strongly believe technology to be an integral role player in transforming communities. I have a strong passion for sharing knowledge I’ve gained along the way, learning and mentoring in the field and have participated in numerous panel discussions including the Harvard African Development Co...

 

 

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Boitshoko Phalatse: Widening participation in STEM, a catalyst to scaling innovation and social mobility

Boitshoko Phalatse's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
This session will look at marrying old school methodologies with new school technologies and adaptation into digital educational platforms and resources. Our use of coding platforms to promote innovation and collaboration. My believe is that technologies such as case study simulations and AR/VR will expand the interest of STEM as a career choice within young girls in rural communities and reach the desired social breakthrough and advancement.
About Boitshoko
I enjoy the opportunity to revolutionise experiential learning through emerging technologies that introduce agility and automation. I strongly believe technology to be an integral role player in transforming communities. I have a strong passion for sharing knowledge I’ve gained along the way, learning and mentoring in the field and have participated in numerous panel discussions including the Harvard African Development Conference and guest lectu...

 

 

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Erika Pessôa Q&A: Raising women’s voices with Somos Cintia Podcast

Q&A with Erika Pessôa, after her presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Somos Cintia is a podcast that has women, technology and gender equality as main topics in all episodes. This talk will discuss how this initiative is contributing to give and raise women’s voice, value their works, experiences and researches; how it has been inspiring other women to talk, tell their stories and/or pursuing a computer career. Also, it will share some challenges and tips on how to make a podcast in a “so specific” topic from scratch without any financial or material support.
About Erika
I’m from Pernambuco, Brazil and in the present time I’m pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, focusing on studying how to better retain women that choose a graduation in the computer science field and started this graduation to not give up while working at Thoughtworks Brazil as a developer consultant. I advocate gender equality and antiracism at all spaces and opportunities I have and ...

 

 

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Erika Pessôa: Raising women’s voice with Somos Cintia Podcast

Erika Pessôa's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Somos Cintia is a podcast that has women, technology and gender equality as main topics in all episodes. This talk will discuss how this initiative is contributing to give and raise women’s voice, value their works, experiences and researches; how it has been inspiring other women to talk, tell their stories and/or pursuing a computer career. Also, it will share some challenges and tips on how to make a podcast in a “so specific” topic from scratch without any financial or material support.
About Erika
I’m from Pernambuco, Brazil and in the present time I’m pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, focusing on studying how to better retain women that choose a graduation in the computer science field and started this graduation to not give up while working at Thoughtworks Brazil as a developer consultant. I advocate gender equality and antiracism at all spaces and opportunities I have and I believe that the wor...

 

 

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Launching and Running an Advocacy Group

Panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Why create a women's equality advocacy group? What challenges do founders face? And what are their goals for their organisations? We also talked about using social media to grow communities, different financial models for community organising, fundraising, and the difference between grassroots advocacy and business-backed groups.

Featuring:

Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Finding Ada.com
Vanessa Vallely OBE, founder of WeAreTechWomen
Elisabeth Holm, founder of Sisterhood of Native American Coders
April Moh, executive sponsor of SUSE’s Women in Tech Network

About our speakers
Suw Charman-Anderson
Suw Charman-Anderson is the founder of FindingAda.com which inspires and supports women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with three major projects: Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women’s achievements in STEM; the Finding Ada Conference, an online event covering car...

 

 

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