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

 

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

 

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_learn Series: WordPress Workshop

Last month, on December 3rd 2016, we held the first workshop of the ArabWIC_learn series. In this workshop, we trained computer science and computer engineering students from different batches at Qatar University to build and publish websites, with a focus on e-commerce.  
The event started with a fun, interactive introduction of ArabWIC and the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), where we played Kahoot! games with our students. The workshop then commenced with a 4 hour hands-on tutorial of WordPress, developed by Wafa Waheeda, a Master’s student and researcher at Qatar University. Students were provided with a tool and database on which they worked on their local computers, and were guided through their learning experience by our mentors; Zeinab, Amena, Rachel, Alaa, and Hanan.

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Here’s what our event organizers and mentors had to say about their individual experiences:

Wafa Waheeda – Event Manager:

As the Technology Specialist for ArabWIC Qatar, I led the workshop on Introduction to web design with WordPress. The main objective of the workshop was to introduce website design by building an e-commerce website using WordPress. The use of WordPress to design websites was to convey that a technical task/project does not need to be solved with a complex approach. Simpler solutions can also lead to great results. The outcome of the workshop was very fruitful, as all the participants ended up developing their own e-commerce websites.

Alaa Moosa – Project manager:

After attending the Global Entrepreneurship Week event in Qatar, we saw that there was a huge demand for the use of mobile technology as a distribution channel in business. So, the WordPress workshop was delivered based on meeting that demand. The workshop focused on delivering the needed e-commerce knowledge required to start with the first step in the startup journey.

I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to deliver this workshop to Qatar University students; it’s never surprising to see talented and creative students from the national university. The result was amazing! We ended up with more than 15 e-commerce websites, each with a different business idea that can serve the community.

Aisha Mohammed N A Al-Naemi – Logistics Manager:

This was my first workshop since I joined ArabWIC, and I have to say it’s been one of the most exciting and fun experiences I’ve had. I feel like I have added one more goal in my life, aside from my career, since joining this team!

In this event, we helped the ladies learn how to develope their own e-commerce website, and everyone was excited, and interactive with the workshop! My responsibility in the workshop was to help with organization and design. I look forward to start mentoring and teaching, in the future, more and more Arab ladies about technologies that could really make their lives easier.

Amena Jabalhoque – Mentor:

Making these websites was a great new experience. I had a fun and productive time meeting with such wonderful ladies. I  also got to learn some great tips about WordPress myself!

Zainab – Mentor:

The quote “Girls Who Code” led me to WordPress. And I am very thankful and glad to have been a part of this WordPress event.

 

We would like to thank Qatar University Career Services Center for their support.

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Participation at GDG DevFests Part 1

GDG DevFests are the biggest Google related events organized  by GDG community. They are planned and coordinated independently in each local all over the world. The content and the design of each GDG event is unique and so was the GDG Bizerte event held this year on the 26th of October in ISET Bizerte, Tunisia .

This global event, in its 4th edition, was organized by GDG Bizerte and Women Techmakers Bizerte in partnership with ArabWIC Tunisia and ISET Bizerte IT Club.

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Hosted by Boudour AYACHI, Women Techmakers Bizerte leader, Google Developer Group Bizerte manager and press coordinator in ArabWIC Tunisia, the event was filled with brilliant speakers and mind-blowing conversations about the latest technologies. We had the honor to have Alaedin ZIDI who talked about Google Firebase Platform, a mobile plateform that helps developers build high quality apps, grow user base and earn more money. In addition, we had a session « Developing Android App for Billion » led by Farouk TOUZI to speak about tools and infrastructure needed to build better apps and grow a successful business.
The serie of sessions continued with Youssef TRABELSI who introduced the design language developed by Google, Google Material Design, used for Android devices. And the last session « Google Analytics vs Firebase Analytics » was discussed by Hatem BEN YOUSSEF. He explained how users anticipate in order to get a consistent user experience.

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Outside conference room, ArabWIC Tunisia was present. We ran a stand information in order to introduce our organisation, its main goals and activities. Amazingly, we had a very positive response from people; more than 50 were motivated and submitted their application to join our organisation.

Back inside, in the talk panel, we had the intervention of our dearest Afef GAFSI, ambassador of ArabWIC Tunisia in ISET Bizerte and Hala MEDIOUNI, our ambassador in Faculty of Sciences Bizerte. They discussed the lack of women in technology & entrepreneurship and how working collectively and commitment improve women’s participation in tech industry.

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The GDG DevFest event continued till evening where we had two workshops. The first one was with Alaeddine ZIDI,  about Google Firebase Plateform (CodLab). It aimed to develop an android group chat application using Firebase realTime Database.
As for the second workshop « Android developer’s performance and security toolbox », it was led by Taha HISHRI. During which, participants discovered some tools for apps performance monitoring, like debugging and protection against reverse engineering.
More than 300 attendees took part in GDG DevFest Bizerte event : 10% professionals, 80% students. Most of them were female participants 70%.

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The media coverage of the event was huge. We had press like thd (https://goo.gl/CWlHcV), Press ISETBizerte Club, Local Media in Bizerte and even live brodcasting on facebook. You can find links below. The event was trending on twitter with Hashtag : #GDG #GDGBizerte #DevFest16 #Womentechmakers #WTMBizerte

To know more about the event you can visit and watch thses videos :

Motivation and positive response from participants prompt us to do better and better each time. Dear followers, stay tuned and wait for new upcoming events.
Our next stop will be in Monastir, with another GDG DevFest. If you are near make sure to attend this event in order to meet our ambassadors and speakers or you can follow us on social media.

2015 – 2016 : Big start, promising first steps

2015 was a year of hard work and ambitions, a year of achievements and extreme potentials for ArabWIC Tunisia chapter. We are glad to share with you, dear readers, our experience and highlight some of the events achieved this year.

Women Hack Day

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The beginning of our journey was with Women Hack Day event. It took place in INSAT University on the 28th of November 2015 to honor and praise women in technology. It was a collaboration with Access Now, Netlinks Club, and Women Who Code. The event gathered about 50 women from different fields: software developers, policy makers, and advocates in order to discuss emerging  trends in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

In the talk panel, we hosted many speakers, mainly active women in computing. We were delighted by the presence of Dorra Mlouhi and Amira Cheniour representative of ArabWIC, Miriam Dahmoun (Focus International), Alia Mahmoud (Microsoft), Abir Ibrahem (Access Now), Seynabou Dia (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) who spoke about the impact of women in computing.

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In addition, Women Hack Day event included a four-hour contest. 15 participants, from different universities, competed in a programming challenge hosted by Hackerrank website. It was the very first initiative in Tunisia where girls competed against each other. The challenge was really exciting and competitive. The first price went to Mouna Tayehi, an exceptional student from the National School of computer science of Tunisia (ENSI), who won a fully funded trip to RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016 in San Francisco as a reward.

She Startup

ArabWIC Tunisia participated in She startup with Salma Saidi as a Mentor. It was a boot camp project that engaged 20 women with no prior experience in leadership or social entrepreneurship from the 24th of December to the 26th of December 2015 in Machmoum hotel in Hammamet. The project was initiated by Young Leaders Entrepreneurs in partnership with MEPI ALUMNI CHAPTER.

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The participants were mentored by well-known and successful tunisian entrepreneurs. On the first day of the boot camp, the female participants were taught about leadership skills, communication and pitching techniques. The second day was a little bit intensive, it was about social entrepreneurship, gender issue, project cycle and management. The participants were divided in 4 teams, 5 women each, to create projects to be pitched after 13 hours and 8 minutes (referring to the National Women’s day in Tunisia on the 13th of August ). The selection of the best project was based on finding the one that can generate revenues and have a social impact on gender based issues such as women education, girls education in rural areas, economic empowerment and domestic violence… The final day was the ceremony closure and the delivery of certificates and awards. Our representative Salma Saidi won the best mentor prize with her winning team.

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GDG DevFest Bizerte 2016

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ArabWIC Tunisia was a partner , on the 6th of February, with GDG Bizerte and Women Techmakers Bizerte, Women Who Code Tunisia and FPT informatique in organizing GDG DevFest Bizerte. With more than 100 attendees, the event was held in the University of Science of Bizerte. During the day, we introduced new and popular technologies such as Angular JS, Python, Virtual reality: GoogleCardborad. We took a glimpse at defensive security and Google Cloud platform. The event included challenges and opportunities for students. In addition, we had the interventions of special speakers:  women engineers, GDG Leads, GSA and students. They were there to share with us their positive vibes, knowledge and experiences. It was a great opportunity to motivate students improving their skills and bringing the best of them.

IBeDroid Challenge

On the 9th of April, ArabWIC Tunisia, in collaboration with Women Techmakers Bizerte, GDG Bizerte and ISET Bizerte, was a part of the International Women’s Day in Bizerte, a day dedicated to working women in computing, female students and teachers. It was under the  IBeDroidchallenge.

During this event, we organized a set of workshops about Android Technologies, networking, IT opportunities for women. We encouraged professional women to talk about their experiences, how to balance between their professional/personal life and the difficulties faced in work.

1300 participants attended the three-day IBeDroid challenge : 70% students, 20% teachers and 10% professionals.

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This was a brief summary about the activities of ArabWIC Tunisia chapter in 2016 to keep you, dear readers, updated. Wait for more news about us and upcoming events very soon. Hopefully you are motivated to join us in our journey, we are waiting for you all.