Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Only Girl on the Team

It saddens me as an IT teacher that not that many girls take up ICT as a subject in Year 10, Year 12, or beyond. Lately I've started to think about my own experiences not only as a student of ICT but also later in life throughout all my jobs in the sector. I realised that I was the only girl in the department for every IT job that I had. WHY?

Whilst attending a conference on Monday addressing the sate of the ICT curriculum in the UK, I had a brainwave. Why not set up a channel just for girls that could highlight the cool opportunities for girls and women in IT. 

The Geek Gurl Diaries were born. So far I've created a website, designed logos and banners, set up a youtube channel and a blog, and uploaded a video on Ada Lovelace. 

Whats next? More contributions from Geek Gurl's and interviews with women working in IT hopefully!