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Meet our mentees - Julie

“I just signed up for an SQL class at moinworld, which I ended up really liking! This has encouraged me to continue with programming and data analysis” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I’m Julie, 27 years old and have just started as a Junior Data Scientist. I completed my training as a shipping clerk and have worked in logistics for the last few years until I decided to make a career change.

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Meet our mentees - Valerie

“when I connected with moinworld and Women Techmakers and started networking and hearing stories from women in technology that were doing things that I never considered. Hearing about their journeys made me rethink where I wanted to “go” next” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I am Valerie. I was born in the US. I lived and studied in London for just over 2 ½ years.

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Meet our mentors - Subhashini

“I usually do my own technical work. I learned a lot about didactic by being a mentor. How to make people without knowledge in this field understand technical topics. The professional exchange and explaining something in easy words to a beginner was a really good opportunity for me, because I have never done that before.” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? Hi, my name is Subhashini.

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How to get girls excited about computer science

Computer science as a compulsory elective only makes sense if the lessons are well done and the subject is taught in an exciting way. In some cases, students are left behind in STEM subjects and then a “can’t, don’t want” aversion develops. **How can we get more girls interested in computer science at school? We asked female students and talked to Jola and Lilian about their motivation for STEM subjects.

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Girls from moinworld teach elementary school students

At the Döhrnstrasse elementary school, we show how children can be introduced to programming in elementary school. At the same time, we are promoting our young talent, as Sarah (15) and Kaja (18) teach the course. It is important to us to arouse interest and motivation for computer science topics in boys and girls alike. Role models are particularly important in this context, and who are better role models than girls who are also not yet that old and can share their enthusiasm for the subject?

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Meetup on Usable Security with Kompetenzzentrum Usability

“You don’t need to be a lawyer or a cryptographer to work in security.” Last Thursday we met to talk about Information Security again. This time we focused on an important aspect when designing secure systems: the user experience. This evening was a cooperation between the Kompetenzzentrum Usability and moinworld. It supports small and medium-sized companies in designing digital technologies in such a way that they can be used easily and experienced positively, funded by the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy (BMWi)

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Interview with Erik - My view (as a man) on hurdles in the IT Sector

Can you briefly introduce yourself? I’m Erik, engineer and once studied mechatronics. This has absolutely nothing to do with programming per se, but it is not unusual for programmers. In the meantime, I have made the experience that maybe 30-40% of programmers have ever studied computer science. As it is after the study, you try out one or the other job and with me it happened that I programmed more and more.

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Meet our mentors - Laura

“moinworld’s commitment to women in IT is something I want to support. Earlier in my engineering career, I didn’t feel the need for mutual support among women. Maybe I wasn’t aware of a need at the time. But ever since I started working in IT, it has been an issue for me.” Laura, can you introduce yourself? I’ve been a software developer for about a year now and before that I actually worked in a completely different industry.

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Meet our mentors - Asli

“As a woman in IT I was always the minority, wherever I went and worked. I had so many teams in which I even was the only woman. It feels quite good to have a lot of women either working or interested in IT with whom you can share experiences with.” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? I’m Asli Aladag and I currently work as a product owner at MOIA in Hamburg for 2 and a half years where I am taking care of two operational core products.

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Meet our mentors - Emily

“For me, seeing someone’s confidence grow, and helping someone to feel empowered to go for their dream job is really awesome.” Who are you? What do we need to know about you? Hi, my name is Emily and I am from England. I relocated from London to Hamburg in 2017. I’ve been working in tech for four years now; for the first three years I worked in software implementation. During this phase of my career, I decided I wanted to challenge myself so I did a stretch program within marketing.

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