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Erase All Kittens - Inspiring girls to code

Inspiring girls to code through highly gamified, story-driven gameplay, with Shwetal Shah, Head of Outreach at Erase All Kittens (E.A.K.).

In this lecture, Shwetal gives an overview of how she and her team are encouraging children aged 8-13 to code whilst learning professional coding skills, via their online platform game, E.A.K. And also how the team are working towards making practical code education accessible to girls globally through organising coding workshops in Syria and Lebanon, in partnership with global organisations.

Shwetal Shah graduated with a Masters in International Marketing at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. With a strong focus on client facing roles at previous organisations in the telecoms, retail and financial service industries and a few fortune 500 companies, she developed a core understanding of the business nuances in different sectors and undertook product development specific market research in the open source software community.

She now works as the Head of Outreach at E.A.K. - an award-winning startup company creating a game that inspires young girls to code whilst teaching them real-world languages, such as HTML. Her responsibilities include forming partnerships with global organisations and finding opportunities within the public sector and Government departments to support E.A.K. in empowering girls with digital skills. This year, Shwetal was named a UN Empower Women “Champion for Change” and with her team, hopes to positively impact the lives of one million girls by 2019.



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