STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia

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STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
STEAM & social empowerment for Girls in Colombia
Nov 30, 2020

Digital and technical skills for young women

Thanks to the donations received at it was possible during the month of November 2020 to provide sixteen girls that belong to the Juventus foundation three different digital workshops to strengthen their interest in STEAM areas. Geek Girls LatAm continues to achieve its purpose of inspire-empower and connect Latin American girls with technology and creativity.  

The first one My First Line of Code, the second one The world of eSports, and the last one Mobile apps. In total, the girls had 6 hours of learning with the best leaders in the areas of technology.

The first day was led by Francy Rubiano who taught us about programming with the HTML language, what it is, and how to develop it. The girls carried out the first steps to create their first web page, they learned about programming languages such as "nesting", they learned how to add a title and change the font size all with HTML. The challenge for the girls was to find out how to add color and images to their website after the workshop was completed.

The second workshop was led by Maria Andrea Rojas, founder of Game Town, a space to spread the use of ICT and video games in populations with difficult access to technology. The girls shared their experiences with video games, then they learned about the history of video games, types of video games, and their classifications. The exercise that was developed during this workshop was to create a story that included the characters and setting for a video game.

Maria explained to us the professions related to videogames regardless of whether they are games for the phone, computer, or consoles. The girls learned that they are totally related to technology from its development to the use made by professional gamers, from Programmers, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Visual Artists. Finally, Maria made an introduction to international and national video game competitions. The challenge for the girls was to create an event to promote the video game they created during the workshop, including advertising and logistics.

The last workshop was led by Lidia Canales, electronic engineering, and web developer. The girls continued to learn about what was seen in the first session, where HTML is the basis of their web page, Javascript helps them with the operation, and in this session, a focus was on CSS so that they could give their page color and style. The girls acquired new tools to practice creating web pages with HTML language. They followed Lidia's instructions to be able to color her page through commands with CSS.

These three days opened the doors of knowledge to girls and adolescents, the task of the girls is to continue through the accompaniment of their tutors with the development of web pages and of course continue learning about technology. We are satisfied to have virtually facilitated the classes to help a better future full of knowledge that motivates them to work in the technological areas and innovate in their area of preference.



Gracias a las donaciones recibidas en se pudo durante el mes de noviembre de 2020 brindar a dieciséis niñas pertenecientes a la fundación Juventus tres talleres digitales diferentes para fortalecer su interés por las áreas STEAM. Geek Girls LatAm continúa logrando su propósito de inspirar, empoderar y conectar a las niñas latinoamericanas con tecnología y creatividad.

El primero Mi Primera Línea de Código, el segundo El mundo de los eSports y el último Aplicaciones móviles. En total, las Mujeres JUVENTUS tuvieron 6 horas de aprendizaje con los mejores líderes en las áreas de tecnología.

El primer día estuvo a cargo de Francy Rubiano quien nos enseñó sobre la programación con el lenguaje HTML, qué es y cómo desarrollarlo. Las chicas realizaron los primeros pasos para crear su primera página web, aprendieron sobre lenguajes de programación como el "nesting", aprendieron cómo agregar un título y cambiar el tamaño de fuente todo con HTML. El desafío para las niñas fue descubrir cómo agregar color e imágenes a su sitio web una vez finalizado el taller.

El segundo taller estuvo a cargo de María Andrea Rojas, fundadora de Game Town, un espacio para difundir el uso de las TIC y los videojuegos en poblaciones con difícil acceso a la tecnología. Las niñas compartieron sus experiencias con los videojuegos, luego aprendieron sobre la historia de los videojuegos, los tipos de videojuegos y sus clasificaciones. El ejercicio que se desarrolló durante este taller fue crear una historia que incluyera a los personajes y el escenario de un videojuego.

María nos explicó las profesiones relacionadas con los videojuegos sin importar si son juegos para el teléfono, computadora o consolas. Las niñas aprendieron que están totalmente relacionadas con la tecnología desde su desarrollo hasta el uso que hacen los gamers profesionales, desde Programadores, Diseñadores Gráficos, Ilustradores y Artistas Visuales. Finalmente, María hizo una introducción a los concursos de videojuegos nacionales e internacionales. El desafío para las niñas fue crear un evento para promover el videojuego que crearon durante el taller, incluyendo publicidad y logística.

El último taller estuvo a cargo de Lidia Canales, ingeniera electrónica y desarrolladora web. Las niñas continuaron aprendiendo sobre lo visto en la primera sesión, donde HTML es la base de su página web, Javascript les ayuda con el funcionamiento, y en esta sesión, se enfocó en CSS para que pudieran darle color a su página y estilo. Las niñas adquirieron nuevas herramientas para practicar la creación de páginas web con lenguaje HTML. Siguieron las instrucciones de Lidia para poder colorear su página mediante comandos con CSS.

Estos tres días abrieron las puertas del conocimiento a estas mujeres, su tarea ahora es continuar mediante el acompañamiento de sus tutores con el desarrollo de páginas web y por supuesto seguir aprendiendo sobre tecnología. Estamos satisfechos de haber facilitado virtualmente las clases para ayudar a un futuro mejor lleno de conocimientos que los motive a trabajar en las áreas tecnológicas e innovar en su área de preferencia.

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Geek Girls Latam

Location: Bogota - Colombia
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Twitter: @geekgirlslatam
Project Leader:
Diana Salazar
Bogota, Cundinamarca Colombia
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