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TechGirlz – Developing the Future

Presented at the the first TechGirlz.org event. The goal of the presentation was to discuss why we need more girls in tech, debunk common misconceptions and show the different ways they can get into Technology.

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TechGirlz – Developing the Future

  1. 1. TechGirlz – Developing the Future<br />By: Yasmine Mustafa, CEO/Founder of 123LinkIt.com<br />
  2. 2. About me<br />
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  4. 4. Facts<br /> Age of first computer use - Female: 15 Male: 12<br /> Age of first computer possession - Female: 19 Male: 15<br /> Only 17.6% of students who graduate with Computer Science majors are women (and it’s dropping)<br />
  5. 5. Why TechGirlz?<br /> Women are underrepresented<br /> Diversity is needed to spawn innovation<br />
  6. 6. Common misconceptions<br />It’s boring<br />It’s difficult<br />It’s geeky<br />You work by yourself<br />
  7. 7. What you can do in the technology space…<br />
  8. 8. Solve problems…(Computer Science)<br />
  9. 9. Paralyzed for the past 20 years<br />Can now stand, sit and climb stairs on his own<br />Help people…(Computer Science)<br />
  10. 10. Find ways to do things cheaper, faster& better…(Computer Science)<br />
  11. 11. Animate the next Avatar…(Computer Graphics & Imaging)<br />
  12. 12. These garments can prevent colds, flu and protect someone with allergies<br />Never need washing<br />Created using electrostatically charged nanoparticles<br />Introduce new materials(Nanotechnology)<br />
  13. 13. Invent new toys & gadgets…(Computer Engineering)<br />
  14. 14. Create better products…(Computer Engineering)<br />
  15. 15. Build a robot to do your chores…(Computer Engineering)<br />
  16. 16. Developing the Future<br /> Take more math, physics and computer classes<br /> Intern in a company’s technology department<br /> Join a computer club online or at your school<br /> Enter a science fair<br /> Attend a technology summer camp<br /> Start a blog<br /> Listen to tech podcasts<br /> Watch online tech shows<br />COME TO MORE TECHGIRLZ EVENTS!  <br />

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