Empower, Motivate, Innovate, Create.Mar 16, 2018
More than 110 young women and girls from Tashkent improved their knowledge and skills in information technologies and innovations in a special event within the framework of Women Techmakers 2018 International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD), on March 11, 2018 at Inha University in Tashkent.
Women Techmakers is Google’s brand and global programme for women in technology, providing visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive innovation and participation in the field. The activities of Women Techmakers are designed to promote creation of conditions for participation of women in the field of high technology.
The organizers of the Women Techmakers IWD are the Google Developer Groups (GDG) Tashkent with the support of Inha University in Tashkent, the joint project of Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan and UNDP project “Public Administration Reforms and Digital Transformation” and Super Dispatch.
At the opening of the event Baris Yesugey, Google Developer Ecosystem Region Lead: Turkey, Caucasus, Central Asia, made a presentation about Google products and new technologies, as well as their application in business and life
Participants of Women Techmakers IWD have also learned the experience of women developers of companies and startups in Uzbekistan such as Uztelecom, MyTaxi and others, obtained knowledge and advice on creating software on Java, Telegram-bots, software testing, algorithms, etc.
“I think that the belief in one's own strengths and the choice of the future profession is, above all, the choice of a reliable future, with which it is easy and simple to live and work. When a girl can do the impossible, it is very important not only for her, but for the whole society! I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere where everyone could express their ideas and find answers to questions. Tailored master classes, a comprehensive and individual approach to each participant.” – Umida Khaydarova.
UNDP Uzbekistan works in close collaboration with national partners works to empower women, increase women's participation in public administration in accordance with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).