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Lessons learned in promoting new technologies and engineering in girls through a girls hackathon and mentoring

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dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Garcia, Aurelio
dc.contributor.author Subirats, Laia
dc.contributor.author Freire, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T15:27:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-05T15:27:04Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ruiz-Garcia A; Subirats L; Freire A. Lessons learned in promoting new technologies and engineering in girls through a girls hackathon and mentoring. In: Gómez Chova L, López Martínez A, Candel Torres I, editors. EDULEARN16 Proceedings 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies; 2016 July 4-6; Barcelona, Spain. Valencia: IATED; 2016. p. 248-56. DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1042
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-608-8860-4
dc.identifier.issn 2340-1117
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/27002
dc.description.abstract The under-representation of women in engineering is becoming a matter of concern as it has implications both for the women themselves and for the development of the digital economy sector. To address this issue, a girls hackathon and a mentorship program have been held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) with the aim of bringing more women into computing. Questionnaires deployed after the event indicate that it was a powerful initiative to encourage girls to study engineering degrees and to increase the visibility of women in ICT.
dc.description.sponsorship We would like to thank all the members of GirlsInLab, the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Alquima, DIYBio Barcelona, electrònics.cat, Ricoh and all mentors for their support in the hackathon and mentorship. We also appreciate the financial and logistic support of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Google, the Anita Borg Scholarship Alumni, the Institut Català de les Dones, Accenture, Eurecat and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme (MDM-2015-0502).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Gómez Chova L, López Martínez A, Candel Torres I, editors. EDULEARN16 Proceedings 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies; 2016 July 4-6; Barcelona, Spain. Valencia: IATED; 2016. p. 248-56.
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dc.title Lessons learned in promoting new technologies and engineering in girls through a girls hackathon and mentoring
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1042
dc.subject.keyword Hackathon
dc.subject.keyword Technology
dc.subject.keyword ICT
dc.subject.keyword Women
dc.subject.keyword Education
dc.subject.keyword Diversity issues
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