In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2016, on 30 April in Brussels the Digital Leadership Institute will launch the first-ever Digital Muse “Girl Tech Fest” — an all-day event promoting digital and creative skills to 11-15 year old girls from the greater Brussels region. This event, supported by top technology companies, youth networks, and public and private partners in Belgium and Europe, aims to increase participation of girls in ESTEAM* studies and careers through hands-on workshops at the intersection of creative and digital endeavor.
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest: The first-ever Girl Tech Fest will showcase inspiring women role models in tech, a Digital Muse Lab where girls can experiment with the latest high-tech gadgets, and dozens of hands-on workshops promoting digital skills and creativity with subjects like “The Future of Fashion,” “Digital Music Composition,” and “Building Smarter SmartPhone Apps.”
Digital Muse One – Music Compilation Release: On the occasion of the Girl Tech Fest, the Digital Leadership Institute will also release its first compilation album, “Digital Muse One – DM1,” featuring top women electronic musicians from the past and present. Album artists will join the Girl Tech Fest as speakers and workshop leaders. Proceeds from the DM1 release event and sale of the album will benefit this and future Digital Muse activities.
If you or or your organisation would like to support the Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest — with expert-led workshops, sponsorship, promotional consideration, media coverage, technical infrastructure or onsite volunteers, please contact us. We are looking forward to launching this world-first for International Girls in ICT Day in Brussels on 30 April 2016 with you!
*Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
Imagine a world where you can attend your Economics class from the comfort of your own room, where your gerbil can send you a picture to say it’s hungry, or your dress can tell when you’ll need a rain coat…. If you think this is the World of Tomorrow, you’re in for a world of surprises! This phenomenon is called the “Internet of Things”. It’s a world where things connected to the Internet can “think” and “communicate” for themselves. It’s a world where all the things mentioned here are already taking place. It is the World of Today, and YOU are a part of it!
On 23 April, In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015, Digital Muse and Cisco Belux presented “Girls & The Future Internet”: A hands-on workshop – in English, Dutch, French & German – for girls ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing.
During the workshop, participants learned about the Internet of Things, developed IoT projects with a focus on health, safety, entertainment, fashion, “smart” cities, etc.; and they were encouraged to participate in the global Cisco-sponsored contest for IoT projects by girls.
Proud to announce that we will officially launch DigitalMuse.org at the second European Gender Summit, taking place on 29 November 2012! Come to the Gender Summit networking event to visit our stand and receive exclusive DigitalMuse.org Launch stickers and buttons, and to watch the winning version of the new, crowd-sourced “Science: It’s a Girl Thing” video,* which DM founder and a group of young digital muses had the honour of helping select!
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Cheryl Miller, founder of DigitalMuse.org, contributed in an expert capacity to designing the “Science: It’s a Girl Thing” campaign, an initiative by the European Commission’s Research, Innovation & Science Directorate aiming to increase the number of women in science by one million, by 2020.