Starting Early

Published: 13th March 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: With an aim to provide an opportunity for high school girls, teach them the required skills and to give them an early exposure in tech careers, DigiGirlz, was started in the year 2000. The same event that was comducted in the city on Thursday is one in a series of DigiGirlz events hosted worldwide, the fourth DigiGirlz to be organised in India.  Around 400 students participated and had the opportunity to interact with senior microsoft executives and participate in product demonstrations that would excite them about careers in technology..

DigiGirlz Day in Hyderabad saw smart, enthusiastic high school girls interacting with Microsoft employees. The students enjoyed building games with Kodu, a simple visual programming language. Later in the day, the girls engaged themselves in tips for using Microsoft Excel in a smarter way. The session also showcased Bing and how it can be of use in their daily studies.

A panel of senior technical women spoke about their careers and also  took several questions form the students. The session ended with the DigiGirlz visiting the Microsoft Visitor Center where they experienced various interactive installations.

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