Although teenage girls are now using computers and the internet at rates similar to their male peers, they are still five times less likely to consider a technology related career.
There has also been a drop in the number of students taking computing- based subjects at degree level and historically women have been under-represented in this field - though there is no clear evidence why.
With these statistics in mind, Teesside University held a 'Hello World' conference on Wednesday 28th March 2018 which was attended by 10 of our female Year 8 & 9 students. The aim of the day was to get girls excited about using computers and destroy the myth that computers are for boys.
The girls took part in a Q & A with a panel of inspirational women involved in web development, games design, animation and ASP.NET development.
They then took part in 2 workshops: