Girl Tech Fest Brussels 2016
It’s been a while since my last post, and a lot has happened in the last months. The reason I have been silent was that I was busy studying really hard to finish a course I started in the beginning of January. After 10 weeks of some serious learning, I am now a certified MIT Master Trainer in Educational Mobile Computing. The focus of my training was in teaching students and teachers how to build Android smartphone applications using the MIT App Inventor platform, while using computational thinking and design thinking methods to develop digital solutions for real-world problems.
During the training at MIT in Boston, I met some real pioneers of the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. I will talk about them in my next blogpost. I even interviewed a really cool lady, Cynthia Solomon, who was involved in the development of the LOGO programming language in the 1960s, which was the precursor of Scratch.
Here comes great news for April: we are organising our first-ever Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest on April 30, at the European School Brussels IV in Laeken. It will be a whole day event with hands-on tech workshops and a Digital Muse open tech lab which will feature a virtual reality demo area, IBM’s cognitive assistant Watson and a robot steered by your own brain signals.
Please sign up as soon as possible, as places are limited, and girls from several schools in Brussels have also been invited: Sign-up here.
This will be all for now. Watch out for my next blogpost on an awesome pioneer in computer science, education and artificial intelligence.