by Megha Bhagat (proposing) on Sunday, November 23, 2014
- Session type
- Lightning Talk
- Technical level
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To bring together young women under a roof to talk about their experience of creating tech apps for societal problems. Hear stories of impact from first generation women learners from rural Tamil Nadu and school girls who have created technology tools to change the world.
while society talks about changing the norms and building a better world it has to include young girls as architects of that future. Create more girl geeks and you will see them creating solutions to impact the world. While traditionally girls are bought up to become the providers in various roles- daughters, sisters, wives they have increasingly shown capacity to change gender stereotypes by becoming coders, technologists and change makers. Bring 13 year olds into a room, give them a mobile phone and ask them to create an app- they will surprise you with the prototypes that they create to impact problems ranging from communicative devices for autistic children to gaming app for women to go through career plans.
Let’s hear stories of change that young women can create for the world and give them a platform to talk about their experiences.
I am proposing girls from schools/colleges who have created social impact mobile apps to talk about their vision and experiences. The session would have kickass women geeks from the industry like Krithika Reddy, Vidya Lakshman, moderating the session but the idea is to give the young coders the space to talk about their idea of being techies.