During the past two years Inicio has reached out to more than 150 girls through three Girls in ICT events. The International Girls in ICT day is an initiative by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is celebrated yearly on the last Thursday of April. The aim is to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICT. To date, over 300,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 9,000 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 166 countries worldwide.
This year in collaboration with Svensk Elektronik and EIT Digital we will invite 100 girls ,of ages 13 – 19, to participate in a full day of hands on activities, case studies and an inspirational talk. The theme we have selected is “Health and Well-being” and the girls will build from scratch electronic devices that detect and measure pulse rate, breathing etc. The event will take place on the 26th of April at Kista Mässan where we will be hosted by the Scandinavian Electronics Event (S.E.E).
09:00-9:30 Registration & Welcome
09:30-12:00 Workshop round 1 & Tour of S.E.E.
12:00-13:00 Lunch & Inspirational talk
13:00-15:30 Workshop round 2 & Tour of S.E.E.
15:30-16:00 Closing ceremony
Wokshop 1: Build a pulse detector form scratch.
During this workshop we will provide all the participants with all the electronic parts and tools required to make a pulse detector. With guidance from our mentors they will build from scratch using parts like resistors, capacitors, LEDs, sensors etc a fully functional pulse detector.
Workshop 2: Help Vobling to further develop their app Happy Place.
Vobling, a VR/AR/MR consultancy firm will join us for Girls in ICT and will demo one of their apps, Happy Place. Happy Place is a VR application designed to reduce pain and stress levels. The participants of this workshop will brainstorm on ideas on how to further develop Happy Place in terms of interaction and VR “happy places” to visit. They will also come up with ideas on potential new use cases of the app. All the ideas will be presented in the form of posters that an expert jury will evaluate and come up with the winning ideas.
Workshop 3: Help Qinematic find ways to make 3D body scanning fun, visualise data and offer useful advice.
Qinematic is a company doing 3D body scanning of posture balance and movement for optimal health. During Girls in ICT, Qinematic will demo their system and ask the participants to come up with ideas answering questions like: “How would you like to see your results?”, “How could we motivate you to prevent a possible injury?”, “Could there be rewards? Could it be fun?”, “What technology might you use to make all of this possible?”. All the ideas will be presented in the form of posters that an expert jury will evaluate and come up with the winning ideas.