مبادرة التعريف بقسم الحاسب الآلي

 

نظرا لبعض المفاهيم الخاطئة لدى طالبات المرحلة الثانوية حول تخصص الحاسب وعدم استشعار بأهمية هذا المجال في نشأة التقنيات و جميع مجالات الحياة. انطلقت مبادرة السفيرة حصه العتيبي    للمشاركة في البرنامج تعريفي للمرحلة الثانوية المقام في جامعة الملك سعود وذلك يوم الخميس الموافق ٢٣ مارس ٢٠١٧. حيث يهدف البرنامج باستقبال طالبات المرحلة الثانوية لتعريفهم بالتخصصات المتوفرة بالجامعة والإجابة على تساؤلاتهم واستفساراتهم.

شاركت السفيرة حصه العتيبي في ركن كلية الحاسب الآلي والمعلومات. حيث عرفت بأقسام كلية الحاسب للطالبات المرحلة الثانوية ومجالات العمل الوظيفي لكل قسم والفرق بينهم ومدى حاجة سوق العمل لها. كما أكدت السفيرة للطالبات على أهمية مجال الحاسب الآلي في كل مجالات الحياة.

لاحظت السفير بعض المخاوف والمفاهيم الخاطئة عند الطالبات مثل: تخوفهم من دراسة الحاسب باللغة الإنجليزية وصعوبة المناهج. بينت السفيرة أن اللغة ليست عائق و ستتحسن اللغة خلال الدراسة. أيضا من المفاهيم الخاطئة لدى الطالبات أن تخصص الحاسب تخصص نظري و ليس عملي ونحن نؤكد على أن الحاسب من التخصصات العملية و الممتعة والمفيدة والمطلوبة في مجال العمل، فلا يكاد قطاع حكومي أو خاص يخلو منه.

وتصف السفيرة حصه العتيبي تجربتها فتقول:

سعدت بتمثيل لي كلية الحاسب الآلي  لتعريف الطالبات بأقسام تخصص الحاسب الآلي وسعيت للإجابة عن تساؤلات واستفسارات الطالبات وتصحيح المفاهيم الخاطئة حول تخصص الحاسب الآلي وأيضا بيان بأهمية مجال الحاسب للطالبات

وأسعدني الالتقاء بالكثير من الطالبات المرحلة الثانوية المحبات الحاسب والبرمجة، وبإذن الله سنراهن رائدات ومبدعات في مجال الحاسب

حصه العتيبي

 

ArabWIC Qatar interviewed by Al-Rayyan TV

Meet our leaders Maryam El-Hamadi and Sara Al-Mohannadi talking about ArabWIC Qatar, highlighting our recent events.

Lebanon Chapter in the news!

Meet Ms.Alaa Shaheen

We would like to feature our ArabWIC successful woman in Technology today, Alaa Shaheen. Alaa Shaheen is a technology entrepreneur and software engineer. She finished her BS degree in Computer Engineering from An-Najah National University, Palestine, and also a certificate in Graduate Studies Program from Singularity University, CA, USA. She is passionate about new technologies related to health,education and big data. She has experience in backend software development, both in mobile apps and web apps development. She also has experience in Lean Startup approaches and Agile Methodologies. Alaa worked on different startups in e-learning and travel apps. She is co-founder and Coordinator at the Nablus Tech Meetups. She is an Arab Women in Computing (#arabwic) Ambassadors for Palestine, and a member of ArabWIC Mentoring committee.

By Yasmin Anwar

Meet Ms. Rabeb Othmani

Meet Rabeb Othmani, a software engineer from Tunisia and living in UK who will be a panelist in the NYUAD Conference on Arab Women in Computing in the “Women in IT Industry Professionals Q&A” Panel sharing her successes, challenges, and how to overcome them. http://nyuad.nyu.edu/women-in-computing/
Rabeb is a software engineer working currently for MixRadio. She identifies herself as a UX developer . She is an Imagine Cup worldwide finalist, a Microsoft certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Student Partner Alumni and Microsoft Career Factor Idol.
Rabeb is also qualified as STEM ambassador working closely with schools and students to encourage them into STEM and especially engineering.
She is a contributing author for DZone, a global community of technology experts and professionals.
Rabeb advocates to bring more women into engineering and coding. She is been speaking in different events and for different user groups such as Girl Geeks. She is also the director of Women Who Code Tounes, the Tunisian branch of the global Women Who Code organization. Rabeb is part of ArabWIC, she is VP of programs, social media committee leader and taking care of the collaboration and communication within the team.

By Yasmin Anwar

Meet Dr.Sahar Idwan

Sahar Idwan is an Associate Prof. in the Computer Science, currently she spends the sabbatical leave as an associate dean of School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah(AURAK). Prior joining to AURAK Dr. Idwan was an associate professor at the Hashemite University. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from Colorado school of mines, USA, 2005 andjoined computer science department as an assistant professor at Hashemite University, Jordan. She was involved in many administrative positions; the vice dean of the faculty Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II for information technology, chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems, and the director of the e-learning center at the Hashemite University. She has twenty publications resulting from her research in computer science. In particular, her research interest includes applied algorithms, moving objects, mobile computing, graph theory, mobile applications, e-learning, and application of computing as a scientific paradigms; she participated in numerous program committees and journal review boards. She also a member of ArabWIC research and ARABWIC ambassador at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah – UAE.

Meet Ms.Rama Chakaki

Ms. Rama Chakaki has 22 years of experience in management, strategic planning and communications. Her passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprises, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. In 2007, Rama setup Baraka Ventures investing in social enterprise. The company spun off three businesses successfully. In addition to a grassroots community engagement approach, Rama worked with Regional institutions in the public, private, non-profit and education sectors to deliver the Baraka Ventures ‘vision of being a positive change agent to build and support social ventures and sustainable businesses with a triple bottom line. In 2012, Rama established Dubai based B Street Advisors, a digital communications agency rooted in the region’s culture and values and
aiming to socialize business. The agency supports NGOs, the private sector and Social Entrepreneurs in engaging stakeholders. Among her other activities, Rama runs women and youth leadership, entrepreneurship and civic engagement workshops,
advises regional government and large enterprises on social investments in youth and women-led social enterprises, and incubates sustainable social ventures and web technologies. In 2013, Rama co-founded
BarakaBits, a new media venture delivering Good News from The Middle East. Rama holds a Master’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

 

Meet Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui

Dr. Kaoutar El-Maghraoui is a Research Scientist at IBM Research. Her interests include systems software, distributed computing, and applications of analyrics to solve systems۪ problems. She is leading a research project to apply IBM Watson cognitive technology for systems problem diagnosis and resolution. She has co-authored several conference and journal publications in the areas of systems research, distributed systems and high performance computing. She has served in many technical conferences as co-chair, member of the program committee, and reviewer. Kaoutar obtained a PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York and a Masters in Computer Networks from Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco. She has received several awards including the American Association of University Women fellowship, the Robert McNaughton Award for best thesis in CS at RPI, IBM۪s Eminence and Excellence Award, and IBM’s outstanding technical accomplishment award. She is a member of IEEE Computer Society, ACM, SWE, ArabWIC and IBM Watson’s Women’s Network.
Dr. Kaoutar El-Maghraoui is currently serving as the co-chair of the Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) organization. She is very passionate about mentoring, promoting, and increasing the participation of women in STEM and computing fields. She has been an active member of the leadership team of the Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), the world’s largest conference and gathering of women in computing.

 

Meet Prof. Sana’ Odeh

Professor Sana’ Odeh is a Clinical Professor, and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. She is also an Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) where she spent three years (from 2010 to 2013) setting up the ComputerScience department at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and also created successful international collaboration projects in Computer Science. A proponent of women in technology, professor Odeh is the founder and chair of the NYUAD Conference on Women in Computing in the Arab world (held in Abu Dhabi during Spring 2012, May 2013, and May 17, and 18, 2015), founder and chair of the Arab Women in Computing (arabwic.org), founder and chair of the Annual NYU Abu Dhabi International Hackathon for the Social Good in the Arab World, chair of the annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference (sponsored by Google, NYU’s Courant Women in Computing (WinC) and Princeton University Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE, and the faculty advisor for NYU’s Courant Women in Computing (WinC) at NYU NY. She is a member of the leadership committee of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the world’s largest conference for women technologists, and also a member of the steering committee of the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W).
Professor Odeh’s research focuses on Programming Languages, Web and Mobile Technologies, Developing information technologies for the developing world, E-Learning, and Arab Women in Computing.