The Stanford University's Women In Data Science (WiDS) initiative, The Data Lab, Turing's Testers along with their primary sponsor Mudano, have created an event that celebrates women, tech, innovation and codebreaking! This event brings together women data scientists and school girls to showcase what a data career looks like, and inspire the female data leaders of the future. The aim is to inspire school girls to consider STEM and data related careers by bringing together the girls with inspiring women working in the field of data science and to expose them to some fun activities that are powered by data. I have the privilege to attending the event, on behalf of my employer CGI, to participate as a mentor and to speak to the girls to share the wonders of working with data.
The Event details:
The Cyber Treasure Hunt has been created by Turing's Testers, a group of motivated pupils and STEM ambassadors; inspiring, engaging and supporting girls into the technology sector. This has been running over a number of months with codes being released every few weeks. For a school to gain invitation to this event they must crack the codes. This event will be the final code cracking session with the winner being announced at the end of the day.
The event will be broken into a number of sessions and vary between workshops and talks. Talks will be led by various female thought leaders from the world of tech, including none other than Hannah Fry.
Attendee spaces are limited at this event. We expect tickets to sell out quickly, however will have a waitlist and will inform you if you have secured a place. Attendees will have a hands on role as part of this event and will be asked to help out with mentoring and guidance to each of the groups throughout the day.
This event also plays part of DataFest, kicking off proceedings on the first day of the two week festival of data science.
10.00 - Registration
10.30 - First Rotation of Workshops and Talks
12.00 - Lunch
12.40 - Second Rotation of Workshops and Talks
14.10 - Prize Giving
15.00 - Closing Comments