Grace Hopper Girls Programming Training Camp Held in CWU
Today's Computer Programmers are the wizards of tomorrow because they are the one who's doing the development on ICT. And nowadays ICT is used everywhere. Event the agriculture have the usage of ICT. This development can't be done by the men only. Women also need to work with the men. But the present status tells a different story. Women have a lack of interest in ICT. Even though they study in computer science engineering they don't seem to have ICT as their career. Bangladesh Open Source Network is working on making girls interested in ICT careers. It has a lot of programs, event, and workshop for teaching girls computer programming hands-on to make girls interested to take ICT as their career.
Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN) organized a Grace Hopper Girl Programming Camp at Central Women's University for building up confidence in ICT of the students of the university. Grace Hopper Girls Programming Training Camp is a 3-day long camp for college to university second-year students to build up their computer programming skill. Starting on 1st June 2017, the camp ended on 3rd June 2017. There were a total number of 25 students of Central Women's University participating the camp. Starting from basic the program to function and the array was taught hands-on in the program. BdOSN's Programme Coordinator Mosaraf Hossain Tipu and Humaun Kabir coordinated the program. The Program ending with the certificate giving ceremony. Bangladesh Open Source Network's Programme Officer Sharmin Kabir was present on the certificate giving ceremony.
Mosaraf Hossain Tipu, Programme Coordinator, said - 'There are many girls who are actually interested in computer programming, but they didn't have anything to start with. They were very glad that the program was organized. It was very effective for them.'