Tethix Pilot Challenge Journey Report: Week 5
The first journey in the Tethix Learning Archipelago is now complete with crews wrapping up the tech ethics challenge in the Harbour of Shared Reflection.
Tethix Pilot Challenge Journey Report: Week 4
The penultimate port of call was on the island of Practicalia, where crews proposed and evaluated solutions to their tech ethics challenges.
Tethix Pilot Challenge Journey Report: Week 3
Our pilot journey in the Tethix Learning Archipelago continues with fresh observations on this unique learning experience in tech ethics.
Tethix Pilot Challenge Journey Report: Week 2
The Tethix Learning Archipelago opened for travellers and diverse crews have begun their expeditions. Read this journey update for week 2 as we learn together.
Tethix Pilot Challenge Journey Report: Pre-launch and Week 1
Tethix launched an entirely new way to learn about tech ethics. In this initial update, I describe the overall approach and our first week with observations for continuous improvement.
Lights on: 1 week and 3 events that filled me with hope
It’s Sunday. I finally got the chance to sleep in a bit. In just a week, I was lucky to participate in three amazing events that were started up by three amazing tech/startup communities. It’s probably not something that will be heavily featured in the news, what with the game of political throne...
Europe Code Week: Why I want to see every European learn more about how technology works
At this year’s Digital Assembly, me and my fellow Neelie Kroes’ Young Advisors were challenged to pick a common theme to work on. One suggestion was to focus on providing every young European with opportunities to start learning coding. Out of this suggestion, Europe Code Week was born over summer.
The ABC of promoting your programming workshops in a woman aka human friendly way
You might have noticed that I’m getting increasingly fed up with the lack of women in IT. It’s a fun, exciting, creative and increasingly influential industry, so why does the majority of my half of the population still feel like they don’t belong in this world?
How a Lego dragon helped me explain programming in 15 minutes
Another Rails Girls Ljubljana workshop also meant another lecture on how the internet works and the basics of programming. The goal was to ease in the participants, this time mostly high school girls, into the practical workshop that consisted of creating a web app for collecting ideas in Rails....
Lessons learned from Rails Girls and why we really do need more women in tech
It can be surprisingly easy to not notice things because "that's just the way it is". I have to admit I used to feel that way about the lack of women in tech. Just as a lot of women in the industry, I quickly started to think of myself as on of the guys and not even notice that I'm consistently ...
When magic happens at Rails Girls Ljubljana
What happens when you fill 2 classrooms and 1 big conference room at Telekom Slovenije with over 70 girls of all ages, who want to build their own web app, and 30 coaches, experienced web developers? No, it's not a rhetorical question, it's a real challenge!Over a hundred people at the first Rai...
Explaining the web and web programming with Octocat, sushi and fish
One of challenges of organizing Rails Girls Ljubljana was coming up with short lectures that would prepare the girls, absolute beginners, to understand the basic terminology of the web and what they would be working on.Sure, there are some existing presentations online about what programming is ...