KızCode Milliyet Gazetesi’nde! Milliyet Gazetesi’ne platformumuza sağladığı desteklerden dolayı teşekkür ediyoruz. Hep beraber daha fazla kız çocuğuna ulaşıp, sosyal etki yaratmamız dileğiyle..
KızCode katılımcılarımızla Darüşşafaka Robotik Klubü’ndeydik. First Robotics Competition 2019 çalışmalarına hazırlıklar başlanmış. Daruşafaka olarak bu sene FRC’de 10. Yılları ve her sene olduğu gibi sıkı bir ekip çalışması yürütüyorlar! Yarışma 4 Mart’ta heyecanlarına biz de ortağız.
Kurucumuz Müjde Esin, Garanti Bankası’nın, Ekonomist dergisi ve Türkiye Kadın Girişimciler Derneği (KAGİDER) iş birliğiyle bu yıl 12. kez gerçekleştirdiği Türkiye’nin Kadın Girişimcisi Yarışması’nda “Türkiye’nin Kadın Sosyal Girişimcisi” ödülünü kazandı.
KızCode katılımcılarımızdan Beyzanur Şen yaptığı proje ile Küçükçekmece Belediyesi’nce düzenlenen Bilim ve Teknoloji yarışmasında ikinci oldu. KızCode ekibi olarak Beyzanur Şen’i tebrik ediyoruz.
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We are so proud to announce that KizCode participant Beyzanur Şen has won a price at the Küçükçekmece Mayor Science and Technology award in Turkey.
We can’t wait to see how KızCode will impact other girls life!
Selin Alara Örnek İrlanda’da düzenlenen Coolest Project’ yarışmasında görme engelliler için geliştirdiği rehber robot köpekle yaklaşık 20 ülkeden 400 proje arasından birinci oldu. Selin Alara şimdi mentörlüğümüzde projesini geliştirmeye devam ediyor.
Selin Alara Örnek’in başarısı ile gurur duyuyoruz!
Daha fazla bilgiye buradaki linkten ulaşabilirsiniz http://coolestprojects.org/2018/06/05/category-winners-at-coolest-projects-international/
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Selin Alara Örnek was first among 400 projects from 20 countries at Coolest Projects in Dublin. She was named as the winner of the category for her robot guide dog for blind people, iC4U. Selin Alara is now continuing to develop her project with KızCode mentorship programme.
We are so proud of her success!
For more information please click here http://coolestprojects.org/2018/06/05/category-winners-at-coolest-projects-international/
KizCode is mentioned on an Onedio’s article:
Geleceği Kızlar Yazacak! Kız Çocuklarına Programlama Eğitimi Veren Şahane Sosyal Proje
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]KizCode was featured in the Verge’s article last April 2016, together with other non-profit organisations in London in order to come up with a solution to help the refugee crisis.
Article originally from The Verge
Words: Ananya Bhattacharya
When he was a kid, Mike Butcher’s dad took him to an army base where the government had flown in refugees from a natural disaster in Asia. “It was a time when governments would just do that kind of thing, without worrying about the politics much,” he recalled. Butcher grew up playing with those kids, developing an empathy toward them. “When I saw the events of last summer, the kids dying in the sea, I knew I had to do more than just give to charity,” he said. Amidst chronic food, shelter, and medication shortages, technology was the last concern on everyone’s minds — except Butcher’s.
“I figured I could bring the tech community together, at least in Europe, to address this situation in the creative ways I know they are capable of,” said Butcher, a TechCrunch editor-at-large. In September 2015, Butcher set up a Facebook group and a Twitter feed for Techfugees, a new movement to do exactly that.
The next day, it had 100 members on Facebook. The day after, 300. Today, it’s approaching 4,000 members. Within the first few months, the not-for-profit organization arranged conferences and hackathons, ways for the tech community to come together and start to think about how it could help. It soon attracted speakers from agencies like UNHCR, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. Tech companies came forward to sponsor the events to make them free for attendees.
LONDON: THE FIRST STEP
The first conference was held in London in October 2015 and attracted over 700 people from London’s tech scene. Many diverse ideas took flight — an Airbnb for refugees, a group messaging service for refugees without smartphones or internet, and apps to connect refugees to locals for advice and support. The most recent hackathon took place this weekend on the other side of the world in Melbourne, Australia.
“In some ways, you can see Techfugees events are opening the doors of tech support to NGOs and charities, and in the long term, we want these events to result in incubations of those projects at NGOs and deployment of technology on the ground, not just cool meetups,” said Joséphine Goube, Techfugees chief operating officer.
Butcher and his team started by conducting research into what projects were out there as part of their TechfugeesLIVE day, where they did an eight-hour live stream of 48 interviews with technologists working on refugee-related tech. They also get feedback through a weekly newsletter about scalable technology related to refugees and refugee agencies, which goes out to over 1,000 subscribers.
The group’s model is based on proximity and problem identification. Techfugees must stay close to people who have visibility into relevant issues. “That might be the big formal NGOs but it can also apply to the many informal groups and of course the refugees themselves,” the website states. Stemming from such interactions, Butcher believes the group has identified ways tech can not only address problems related to cell phone connectivity and Wi-Fi access, but also education, health, and cultural integration into host countries.
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR REFUGEE INITIATIVES
At Techfugees events, entrepreneurs have sketched out ideas for deploying Wi-Fi in the field and a location-based app for directing refugees to the nearest centers of help or aid. The meetups work to create new tools, but also help to source volunteers for startups involved with refugee initiatives, such as Migreat, an online legal assistant to the asylum application providing immigration advice. Refugees on Rails and KizCode, two startups teaching refugees to code, came to look for people willing to found local chapters and teach coding.
Mujde Esin, founder of KizCode, hails from Turkey. Growing up, she was deprived of education for years because of rudimentary educational infrastructure. After she learned to code, she got a scholarship and earned a master’s degree in the UK. “It changed my life,” Esin said at the London TechFugees conference. “I would like to change other people’s lives and I believe coding is going to change many girls’ lives in underprivileged communities.”
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The founder of KızCode, Mujde Esin was featured in EdTech Trends by Alice Bonasio (@alicebonasio) in Science Museum about the future of education with technology. KizCode aims to help Turkish and migrants in Turkey and the UK to appreciate more about maths and technology through fun activities and workshops. Learn more about KizCode with this short clip and browse through our social media accounts for more updates.
KızCode kurucusu Müjde Esin, Londra Bilim Müzesinde Alice Bonasio (@alicebonasio) ile EdTech trendleri, KızCode ve eğitim teknolojilerinin geleceği hakkında konuştu. KızCode Türkiye ve İngiltere’de bulunan Türk ve göçmenlere matematik ve teknolojiyi araç olarak kullanıp kız çocuklarını ve genç kızları güçlendirmeyi amaçlıyor. Bu kısa videoyu izleyerek KızCode hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinebilir, sosyal hesaplarımızdan projemizi takip edebilirsiniz.