“Seré Ingeniera”: OSL-UGR training program supported by Novatec
Seré Ingeniera is a training program, which is carried out free of charge and is aimed at pre-university youth.
Sep 24, 2019
Seré Ingeniera 2019 is a training program, promoted by OSL, UGR, Novatecand other computer companies in Granada, which is carried out free of charge and is aimed at pre-university youth. The girl team that participates participates in a technological project for two weeks and exposes the results of their work in a final day open to the public.
The Seré Ingeniera 2019 campus has two objectives:
- Awakening the vocation in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in English; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM in Spanish) in pre-university girls.
- Raise awareness among school children about their potential and possibilities in the mother areas, while offering a discussion forum about the current situation of women in the mother field and their low participation in it.
Seré Ingeniera 2019: The programmers are not Geeks; they are Geeks and cool!
«Geek» is a word that comes from English «Freak» means strange, extravagant, quirky. In a world of stereotypes, we are not surprised that people out of the ordinary, with different hobbies, tastes and hobbies, look like weirdos. (Absolutely wrong, depending on your perspective though!)
This greatly affects the choice of a university degree or another, especially today, the data is quite clear, in the university course of 1984-1985 in the United States, women represented 37% of students in computer science. In the 90s the figures dropped to 24%. At present, a large part of universities worldwide is struggling to reach 15%. In the case of Spain (University of Granada) we find very similar figures, decreasing the percentage from 30% to 12% from 1985 to 2018.
Why do we bet on «Sere Ingeniera»?
In Novatec we bet on diversity, although unfortunately, in the selection processes we always find a greater presence of boy profiles, that is why we think it is an excellent opportunity to contribute our grain of sand, for the second consecutive year and for many more than are coming. We work in a multicultural environment with colleagues from Turkey, India, China, Portugal, Mexico, Serbia, Italy, Croatia, Afghanistan, Germany, we love having people with different cultures, visions and perspectives, because they always bring something positive, different and innovative. Our motivation is the «perfect flow»: the moment in which time and emotion combine to create a successful whole. This «perfect flow» can mean a pleasure in our work with customers, a great chemistry between us and our customers, the «flow» of a project that is working perfectly, or a total focus on programming.
What have we been inspired by our workshop?
In our Scrum workshop and Agile team work we have divided the participants into 3 teams, and we have chosen 3 of the pioneers of the computer and programming world so that the participants will be encouraged, motivated and inspired with a quote from each pioneer and , above all, the importance of women in this sector:
HEDY LAMARR (1914-2000) Hedy Lamarr, the «most beautiful woman in the history of cinema» and the inventor of the communications system called «transmission technique in the spread spectrum» on which all the wireless technologies we have are based currently as GPS satellites, Bluetooth and some WiFi connections.
“The world is not getting easier. With all these new inventions, I think people rush faster and push harder. The hurried way is not correct, you need time for everything: time to work, time to play, time to rest.”
“I think I am more determined than ever about my future plans and I have decided that nothing should interfere with them. I intend to make arrangements to have some hours each day (with very few exceptions) for my studies. ”
RADIA PERLMAN (1951-) Considered the mother of the internet, in the 80s, she designed the STP, the expansion tree algorithm, which helped the global connection of computers. He composed a poem called Algorithm, so that everyone understood:
Algorhyme (Radia Perlman)
“I think that I shall never see
A graph more lovely than a tree.
A tree whose crucial property
Is loop-free connectivity.
A tree that must be sure to span
So packets can reach every LAN.
First, the root must be selected.
By ID, it is elected.
Least-cost paths from root are traced.
In the tree, these paths are placed.
A mesh is made by folks like me,
Then bridges find a spanning tree.”
“To know what the problem is we want to solve we have to find out:
– What customers ask for;
– What customers don’t know they need
And find a way to solve it with something simple to understand and manage”
It is too early for a result, but in a few years, we will see what will happen.
What we want to the participants in Seré Ingeniera 2019 is that they follow their dreams, their passions and that they are able to get what they want in their lives, and if it is something related to computer science, that they remember that the programmers do not They are geeks, they are geeks and cool!
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