Methods Digital and Stemettes invite you to a weekend of creativity and making with women in STEM. The event will be hosted by Head Stemette, Anne-Marie Imafidon.
Hackathons are about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it's really sad that some people have never had proper fun with creativity and computer science, so we want to give you the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology. Have a look at one of our previous hackathons to see what it's like.
Despite the thousands of women already working in the UK's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, there exists a lack of young talent in the pipeline. Join us to experience building your own website and seeing how it's done at companies like Methods Digital. The event promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with STEM professionals and discover new opportunities over light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Girls aged 5 all the way up to 22.
- Parents/Guardians. If you're under 16, you'll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we'd love it if they helped out with making your game or app!
- Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)
10am – 5pm, Saturday 18th March 2017
10am - 5pm, Sunday 19th March 2017
University of the West of Scotland Paisley Campus High Street Paisley PA1 2BE
What you need to bring
- Yourself and any great ideas you have.
- If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.
- We will provide everything else.
10:00 - Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:30 - Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction.
11:00 - Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
1:30 - Lunch
2:15 - Return to projects
3:30 - Afternoon tours
4:15 - Continue projects
5:00 - Wrap up and power down. End of the day.
10:00 - Ice breaker and daily brief session. Event introduction.
10:30 - Back to projects
1:00 - Break for lunch
1:45 - Resume projects
2:45 - Break
3:00 - Finish projects
3:15 - Presentations, demo day begins
4:15 - Prizes
5:00 - Feedback forms handed out. End of day
Are you interested in helping children learn to code and discover making?
We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code in Python and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.
All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.
We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.
Register as a Stemette Supporter.
Tools we will be using
Cloud9IDE - Online platform for writing and compiling code
Python - Wonderful programming language
HTML - Language of the Web,
Hosted and supported by:
Methods Digital is a modern fast-growing technology consultancy which advises the UK government on how to digitise its services and deliver a better experience for digitally-minded citizens. The company not only advises on digital strategy (how to go about building a digital service), but also designs and prototypes new government services, as well as delivers live applications like cloud CRM systems or open platform websites. Its clients include Ofcom, Innovate UK, the Scottish Government, the Office for National Statistics, Companies House, etc.
About the Stemettes - We're running a series of panel events, codeathons and exhibitions this year for girls from 5 years old right up to female university students. We'd like to show them amazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers.
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Website - http://stemettes.org