Girls4ICT day has come and gone.
Kudos to the I.B.I Centre, Media Range Ltd, Veritrax Solutions, iCom.ng, all the sponsors (including Union Bank, Wordpress) and everyone else that took time out to make it happen (forgive me if I omitted your name or company). It was a great day. And a big thank you to the schools that agreed to bring their students to participate.
Looking back at all the stress of reaching out, publicizing, looking for sponsors, even going to KISS FM to talk about the event on radio, I must say the planning committee did a very good job. Never mind that we had to postpone the event from the original day marked globally, because 90% of the schools that were to participate had not resumed.
Find some pictures in our Instagram feed:
I was the first tech speaker at the event, and my topic was 'Why I Code' (My slides are available at Speaker Deck)
It was a surreal experience, and at a point I had to wonder: at their ages (which cut across the whole teenage spectrum), what exactly did I know? I pondered this question for days afterwards.
We need to be deliberate on what information our children are exposed to. We really do.