Girls in Technology Conference Nepal (GiT), 2016

Technology is a hot sector and is the fastest booming one out there. Despite popular belief of technology being a male dominated industry, the number of women involving is on the rise. It’s exciting to see more women getting involved. But let’s not count our chickens before they hatch. We still have a long way to go before we reach gender equality at the core of the industry, and the recent boom of “women in tech” might be misleading.

At first glance, it’s easy to characterize the lack of women in technology and entrepreneurship as a pipeline problem. In a country like Nepal where the prevalence of stereotypical job distribution (men do the mental and physical work outside home and women do the mental and physical work inside home) is common. Especially in the case of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) or STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a huge gender gap can be distinctly seen in Nepal and across the world.

The number of female students in a Computer Science was and is still overshadowed. At times it can, no doubt, be daunting and made them doubt their passion. The sad part is even the girls studying computer engineering they think that it’s a boy’s thing. They are as knowledgeable, but still, they aren’t confident about it. We live in a world where we have male nurses and nannies, and find the field of computers “too manly”. How ironic.

To bridge the gender gap and to educate and empower women and girls who are passionate about technology, Girl in Technology Nepal (GiT) was established in 2015 by a group of tech-driven girls in Kathmandu, Nepal. They are organizing the first ever Girls in Technology Conference (GiT) Conference Nepal 2016.

Event Details

Date: 12th June 2016 (Sunday)

Venue: Moksh, Jhamsikhel

Time: 10:30am onwards

Ticket Price: NRs 500 (You’ll receive a Girls in Technology T-shirt)

You can buy your tickets from Leapfrog Academy or contact the members of GiT.

Schedule

Time Program Speaker(s)
10:30am – 11:00am Registration & Networking
11:00am – 11:15am The Journey of “Girls in Technology” Rojina Bajracharya
11:15am – 11:40am Sumana Shrestha
11:40am – 12:05pm Timila Yami
12:05pm – 12:30pm Mona Nyachhon
12:30pm – 12:40pm Project Demonstration Irina Sthapit
12:40pm – 1:00pm Tea Break
01:00pm – 01:10pm Musical Performance Surakshya Mall
01:10pm – 02:00pm Panel Discussion Ishu Subedi Dharel

Priya Joshi

Mona Nyachhon

Sunika Joshi

02:00pm Networking & Closing

To learn more about Girls in Technology Nepal, click here.

Reference:

http://namastekathmandu.org/girls-in-technology-conference-2016/ 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1076046789123894/ 

https://www.facebook.com/girlsintechnology/

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