Congratulations to the finalists for the 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year™ Award!
Ten and Under:
- Anne from England
Anne is nine years old and attends a weekly coding club where she writes programs in Scratch. She helps the other girls at the club if they get stuck. Her participation in the club has inspired other girls in her class at school to try programming. At the Devoxx4Kids event in London this summer, Anne also showed that girls could program robots. Anne has lots of plans and wants to take part in a hackathon for robot fashion (aimed at adults) in 2015.
- Lauren from Ireland
9-year-old Lauren developed a site that was coded by a kid for kids. She mentors at Coderdojo in Ireland teaching kids Scratch, HTML, CSS, etc., and is also part of a group called Code for Ireland who meet and develop apps for community challenges and problems to assist government.
Eleven and Over:
- Manon from Belgium
Manon is eleven years old and started coding with Scratch at a young age. She now actively coaches kids and especially girls to learn to code and be interested in technology by using Arduino. For two years, she has been promoting Coderdojo Belgium to reach more kids (and girls) to become interested in technology and STEM education. Her dream is to get more girls interested in technology and that more technology be taught at primary and secondary school.
- Noa from Belgium
11-year-old Noa spent a year on a mini project for school called “social media for kids”. She’s greatly interested in social media and found that too little information was available about social media for children. She hopes to help children to explore social media in a fun and safe way.
Join us at the 2014 European Ada Award Ceremony – taking place as part of the “e-Skills – Making a Career with Digital Technologies” event on 30 October 2014 in Rome, Italy – where we will announce the 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year™!