Congratulations to the finalists for the 2015 European Digital Girl of the Year™ Award!
Niamh, 13, learned to code at CoderDojo when she was nine and she loves to build websites and apps that help people. When she was 11 she developed an award-winning app to help the drivers of electric cars. For three years Niamh has mentored at CoderDojo in Dublin City University, where she helps other young people – and particularly girls – to learn how to create with technology. She is a member of the Digital Youth Council in Ireland and she would like to see more coding and technology taught in schools.
Yasmin is a fourteen year old who has been programming for six years. She regularly builds projects with the Raspberry Pi computer, and volunteers to run workshops for young people to learn how to code using the Pi. As well as this, she runs a programming club during her school lunch breaks for younger pupils, to hopefully increase the uptake of Computer Science at her school.
Join us at the 2015 European Ada Awards Ceremony – taking place as part of the “e-Skills for Jobs High-level Conference” event on 14 December 2015 in Luxembourg, where we will announce the 2015 European Digital Girl of the Year™!
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year™ Award!
Ten and Under:
Anne is nine years old and attends a weekly coding club where she writes programs in Scratch. She helps the other girls at the club if they get stuck. Her participation in the club has inspired other girls in her class at school to try programming. At the Devoxx4Kids event in London this summer, Anne also showed that girls could program robots. Anne has lots of plans and wants to take part in a hackathon for robot fashion (aimed at adults) in 2015.
9-year-old Lauren developed a site that was coded by a kid for kids. She mentors at Coderdojo in Ireland teaching kids Scratch, HTML, CSS, etc., and is also part of a group called Code for Ireland who meet and develop apps for community challenges and problems to assist government.
Eleven and Over:
Manon is eleven years old and started coding with Scratch at a young age. She now actively coaches kids and especially girls to learn to code and be interested in technology by using Arduino. For two years, she has been promoting Coderdojo Belgium to reach more kids (and girls) to become interested in technology and STEM education. Her dream is to get more girls interested in technology and that more technology be taught at primary and secondary school.
11-year-old Noa spent a year on a mini project for school called “social media for kids”. She’s greatly interested in social media and found that too little information was available about social media for children. She hopes to help children to explore social media in a fun and safe way.
Join us at the 2014 European Ada Award Ceremony – taking place as part of the “e-Skills – Making a Career with Digital Technologies” event on 30 October 2014 in Rome, Italy – where we will announce the 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year™!