Women in Computing FestivalPosted: 31st October 2018
Let’s hear it for the girls!
Year 7 and 8 girls from Forest Hall School took part in the Women in Computing Festival: Her Story technology event.
The group of 16 students went to the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge to learn more about women in technology and how it has changed over time.
Mya King, Year 8, said: “I enjoyed the day. We got to do micro bit, which we do not get to do so much in class. It was cool to look at the old technology to do with computer science.”
Teacher Sarah Power said: “It was a great day for our girls to be involved in. Seeing the way in which technology has changed throughout the years is fascinating. The story exhibition meant our students saw the women involved in technology, which was so important.
“We need more women in the IT world to close the gender gap in the industry.”