Talks & Events

2018

Workshop IMAGINE / ICT2018

December 2018: Imagine

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/events/ict-2018-imagine-digital-connect-europe

Workshops with Pocket Code, Ozobots, and Microbits. Final idea marathon with students.

Remote Mentoring Sessions

https://www.netidee.at/remotementor

The project continues with units in October + November 2018 at two secondary schools. Our mentors (who are university students) help girls who share the screen of their Pocket Code program. They receive 1:1 mentoring exactly when needed. It is a great project 😀

IV Inno-Monat

October 2018: IV Inno-Monat
Link: https://www.digital-ist-normal.at/

During October the “Innovation-Truck” of the Federation of Austrian Industry was driving through Styira: Deutschlandsberg, Weiz, FĂźrstenfeld, Leoben and Graz

In four hours workshops students used our app Pocket Code to create their own games and animations

Workshops @SchĂźlerInnen Konferenz "Ich bin online" WKO Steiermark

Workshops: 18th of October @WKO Steiermark
Link: https://wko.tv/video/9971

400 students had the chance to visit one of our four workshops at this conference for students. The workshop included:

) What is programming
) What is Catrobat/Pocket Code
) Demo session
) Hands-on sessions

European Conference on Game based Learning (ECGBL) @Sophia Antipolis

Conference: 3th – 5th October
Link: https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecgbl/

Talk: Game Development-Based Learning Experience: Gender Differences in Game Design

Talk @ TU Wien

19th of October

Title: Gender-sensitive computer science didactics to empower women in technology

Abstract (short): Mrs. Bernadette Spieler presents current research and results from her dissertation in the field of gender-sensitive computer science didactics. She presents examples / reflections on gender-mixed classes and “girls-only” coding initiatives. As a result, a new teaching model is presented (in terms of structure, material, language, games, etc.) with the aim of engaging students independently of their gender. 

Constructionism @ Vilnius

Conference: 20th – 25th August
Link: http://www.constructionism2018.fsf.vu.lt/

Talk 1: Learning to program in a constructionist way
Talk 2: Female Teenagers and Coding: Create Gender Sensitive and Creative Learning Environments

Girls Coding Week

6th – 10th of August
TU Graz

This one week workshop was designed for girls between 11 – 12 years old. We used our app Pocket Code to design games, stories, and own apps. Programming is super easy and cool – and especially for girls!

Coding Day City of Graz

26th of July
TU Graz

One day coding workshop at TU Graz with 17 students between 12-15 years old. #gamecreation #createyourownapp #Pocket_Code

Workshop on "Gendersensitive CS- Didactics"

11th of June 2018
TU Graz

Content: Dr. Bernadette Spieler presents her research and experiences wit gender and CS, reflection on own practice and explains  possibilities for IT courses. Discussions on teaching in gender-mixed classes and how the lesson structure and material used can be designed so that students benefit equally regardless of their gender. In addition to a brief input, the workshop also provided space for exchange and discussion, case studies and examples for integration into one’s own practice.

15th of May 2018
Link: https://www.gender-wissen-informatik.de/Konferenz

Talk: Reinforcing Gender Equality by Analysing Female Teenagers’
Performances in Coding Activities: A Lesson Learned

Link to presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbKztLK6R
Link to publication: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3196871

26th – 27th March 2018
KF University of Graz
Conference organizing committee, session chair
Link: https://creative-bodies.uni-graz.at/

Workshop & Lunch Talk: For the workshop the participants worked alone or in a small team and code a game app. They learnt something about coding through direct experience, tinkering, collaboration,
and  creativity.  To  think  about  an  idea  first  can  be  hard  sometimes.  That’s  why  we  proposed initial ideas and code fragments they could use within their game.

DigBiz Talk Graz

21st of March 2018
DigBiz Award

Jury & Ignite Talk: Women in Technology – Shape the world of tomorrow

2017

25th of October 2017 Vienna/Austria

Panel discussion, expert interview, workshop

Workshops @Graz & Vienna

PH Steiermark, Game City Vienna, …

4th – 6th of October 2017

Talk: Evaluation of Game Templates to support Programming Activities in Schools

More past events will be added soon…