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International Girls in ICT Day 2015 events

AkiraChix

Nairobi, Kenya , 2015, April 25

   

BootCamp

We held a one-week HTML/CSS bootcamp from April 20- April 24, 2015. This training was tailored for young girls in high school, was in the AkiraChix space.

Geek Girl Festival

For the last two years, AkiraChix has hosted the Girls in ICT Day event, reaching more than 400 high school girls and connecting them with industry experts.

This year, we rebranded the event, and are now calling it the Geek Girl Festival. The theme of the event remained the same. The goal was to host a one day event full of intense fun and brainstorming around career opportunities and making the right career choices, not only for Girls in High School, but those in University as well.

Our keynote speaker for the event was be Wangechi Mwangi, co-founder and CEO of Valuraha, an organisation that exists to open up finance to Kenya and Africa on a larger scale. Wangechi is a beneficiary of the AkiraChix High school outreach program, having met her during our initial sessions at precious blood high school. She has volunteered with AkiraChix on a regular basis, and has since gone on to be one of the youngest upcoming successful women in technology in Kenya and Africa, through her work with Valuraha.

We also had some great speed geeking sessions lined up, with speakers focusing on:-

  • Design Thinking
  • Coding and software development
  • Digital Security
  • Graphic design
  • Data management
  • Hardware
  • How to carry yourself professionally

Links to our blog article: http://akirachix.com/fortune-favours-the-akirachix-woman/

Link to our photo stream: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.923001851095152.1073741842.173842546011090&type=3

  
  
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