Imagine a world where you can attend your Economics class from the comfort of your own room, where your gerbil can send you a picture to say it’s hungry, or your dress can tell when you’ll need a rain coat.... If you think this is the World of Tomorrow, you’re in for a world of surprises ! This phenomenon is called the "Internet of Things". It’s a world where things connected to the Internet can "think" and "communicate" for themselves. It’s a world where all the things mentioned here are already taking place. It is the World of Today, and YOU are a part of it !
In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015, g-Hive and Cisco Belux present "Girls & The Future Internet" : A hands-on workshop - in English, Dutch, French & German - for girls*, ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing.
This two-hour workshop aims to :
Give participants a background on the Internet of Things ;
Inspire participants to develop IoT projects with a focus on health, safety, entertainment, fashion, "smart" cities, etc. ; and
Promote participation in a global Cisco-sponsored contest for IoT projects by girls.
Draft Agenda :
17:00-17:10 - Welcome by Cheryl Miller & Rosanna Kurrer, DLI (Snacks & Refreshments Served)
17:10-17:20 - Inspiring Talk on "Girls in The Digital Future" by Esther Roure Vila, Cisco, 2014 European Digital Woman of the Year
17:20-17:40 - Overview of the Internet of Things & Cisco "IoT" Contest by TBA, Cisco
17:40-18:30 - Facilitated Brainstorm on IoT Projects in Health, Fashion, Entertainment, Transport, Cities, etc.
18:30-18:55 - Team Project Presentations
18:55-19:00 - Wrap-up & Next Steps
19:00-20:00 - 2015 European Ada Awards Launch & Inspiring Digital Leaders Talks (Snacks & Refreshments Served)
Workshop Leader :
This workshop is organised by Ms. Rosanna Kurrer, DLI Digital Literacy Lead & g-Hive Community Manager, with the generous support of Cisco Belux.
Materials Required : None. All materials are provided.
Snacks & Refreshments : Included.
Language : Workshop will be carried out in English with simultaneous support in Dutch, French, German and other languages. If you don’t see your language here, please inquire. The g-Hive network is large and diverse with members speaking many languages and eager to get you involved in learning about technology !
Diversity : All g-Hive activities are carried out in a multicultural and culturally-sensitive environment with an emphasis on team-working among girls and volunteers that spans different age groups and cultural, language and socio-economic backgrounds. g-Hive has a specific mission to reach under-served communities of girls, for which special outreach and scholarship is provided.
International Girls in ICT Day 2015 :
The g-Hive "Girls & The Future Internet" workshop is part of an all day Digital Leadership Institute celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 that includes the following activities :
17:00-19:00 - g-Hive workshop on "Girls & The Future Internet" : A hands-on workshop for girls*, ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing.
19:00-20:00 - 2015 European Ada Awards Launch & "Inspiring Digital Leaders" Talks, hosted by Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder & Executive Director.
20:00-22:00 - inQube workshop "Quantify Everything" : Third workshop in the Spring 2015 "Build A Kick&ss Online Presence" series for women* by Ms. Selma Franssen, DLI Communications Director & inQube Community Manager.
*anyone who identifies as a girl or woman