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July 31 - August 4, 2019 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

during International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS)

Drone selfie! What is better than taking a drone selfie? Coding the instructions for the drone to take the selfie shot.

Drone selfie! What is better than taking a drone selfie? Coding the instructions for the drone to take the selfie shot.

The smart things you love are made of code. uCodeGirl is thrilled to provide a free opportunity for 100 female high school students from 50 public school districts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The young women will get to explore various STEM fields, learn to solve real-world problems using an entrepreneurial mindset and code the flight patterns of drones using block level programming, javascript, and python.

The Young women will also be inspired and supported by female technology professionals as role models, a signature tenet of uCodeGirl.  This project-based intensive programming inspires creativity, fosters collaboration, sharpens communication and cultivates critical thinking, all 21st-century skills for the young women to become a creative, innovative & resourceful adult.

PS No previous coding experience is required.

Beyond the Camp - The Ripple Effect:  The young women will get to keep the drones so that they can go back to their respective schools and share with others what they learned. This is a spark to something extraordinary in the continuum of inspiring and equipping young women to the T of STEM careers.

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What The Female students learn

Perform fantastic aerial stunts and maneuvers of their drone. Oh, the possibilities…

The young women will learn the three tenets of uCodeGirl:-

  1. Confidence Building & Leadership Traits

    • In the footsteps of a professional Software Engineer

  2. Entrepreneurial Mindset

    • The design process in solving real-world problems using technology

  3. Computational Thinking Skills

    • Introduction to drones and its real-world applications

    • Fundamentals of flight patterns and safety considerations

    • Foundation of programming: concepts of coding like events, variables, conditionals and loops

    • Write programs to control the flying of drone using visual code blocks, javascript and phython

    • Learn to sync the project to and from mobile app.

    • Program drone to react to your tablet's accelerometer

    • Navigate drones through obstacle courses

    • Each Unit ends with a multi-question quiz where students answer a series of multiple choice, true/false, and write-in answers

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