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iamtheCODE Global Goals Hackathon
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
For the first time in Liverpool over 60 girls, aged 11 to 18 years from the most disadvantaged communities of Liverpool are invited to the Unilever Offices at Wood St, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4UY to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, practice Design Thinking, explore the Kano Computer Kit, the iamtheCODE iDEA Curriculum and create with technology and code. Our aim is to address the STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts, and Design) skills shortage in the UK, to inspire the next generation of young women, as well as push for economic empowerment and inclusion through technology.
Most of us have a vague idea that knowledge of computer science will help you get a job, but the actual numbers are pretty shocking: Software powers our economy, but, less than 2.4 percent of college students and women graduate with a CS degree. That means there aren’t going to be enough graduates to fill the jobs. To make matters worse, 95 percent of our schools don’t teach programming. Young women also drop out and do not purse computer science degrees at one stage in their lives.
That’s what we’re looking to change at iamtheCODE.
We have been working globally with technology hubs across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe and for over two years with the Guildford Library in the Surrey.
We’ve have been running Global Digital Fridays, Hackathons, Makerdays, and Geek Week, BootCamps which has offered a variety of workshops for people from age 6 to 85. These hackathons are truly inspiring and are facilitated by Marieme Jamme (World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and an Award-winning technologist).
Girls must be accompanied by a teacher or an adult if under 16. All food and transportation will be provided.
First Day of the Hackathon (Education Day) – June 9th
The second day of the Hackathon (Technology day)- June 10th
By the end of the day, participants will have had the opportunity to:
- Decode the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) and understand key indicators that could drive social change
- Get hands-on with the iamtheCODE Design Thinking framework to build technology solutions related to the SDGs: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test
- Make technology and create with code using Kano Kits and discover www.idea.org.uk
- Work in groups in order to use technology to design a solution to raise awareness around or address specific SDGs including Goal 4, 5, 14, Goal 17 around Quality Education, Gender Equality, Live Below Water and Global Partnerships.
- Win a prize to take to their respective schools
Prizes: Computer Kits
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