BENGALURU: Countless surveys and research studies have time and again show that the number of women in the field of technology is far lesser than men. The figures could not be more starker than in the specific field of embedded systems.
Now, with an aim to encourage more women to venture into this domain and make a mark in the field, the Free Software Movement Karnataka (FSMK) will be starting a 10 weeks course called ‘Embedded for Her’ starting next month. At the end of the course the students could even end up working for some electronics majors. What’s more, the organisation also has a few other plans to further this cause in future.
Rama Seshan S, executive member at FSMK and coordinator, Embedded for Her, says, “There are multiple courses for women with regards to writing code and there are quite a number of them who are visible in this domain. However, when it comes to embedded systems, the numbers are extremely low. In the 10 weeks that we have charted out, we will try and see if we can make a difference. This is just the start.”
An embedded system refers to a computer system with a specific function within a larger mechanical system and with real-time computing constraints. Such systems could be digital watches or even vehicles. Rama further pointed out the capabilities of embedded systems.
Rama also highlighted that they are are in talks with hardware companies as well as makerspaces where the better part of the course will be conducted.
So far the organisation has received as many as 30 registrations for its 12 slots. Registrations are open until May 14.
All those interested can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: http://embeddedforher.com/ for more details