I mentioned in a previous entry Microsoft’s Digigirlz program and thought it might be a good idea to give further details on Digigirlz.
The Digigirlz Program is designed to give high-school girls a better understanding of the variety of opportunities available in the IT industry. In my belief, it’s a unique opportunity for the girls to enhance their knowledge/ engagement in IT plus discover the fun aspects of technology! I will cut the intro short; for more -official info- check out:
This year I was one of the volunteer presenters at the Digigirlz Day event in Irvine, CA on March 24th. My session covered some cool technologies such as Live Services (Live Spaces, SkyDrive, LiveWriter etc.), Popfly mashups, sample Silverlight applications, Silverlight Streaming and a Video player demo created in Expression Blend. The session was planned to be informative yet entertaining! You will need to ask the attendees about their comments:)
Here are some links to our Digigirlz Tech-Experiments
Live Spaces: http://digigirlz.spaces.live.com/
Popfly Projects: http://www.popfly.com/Profile/MyProjects.aspx?User=DigiGirlz
Expression Blend Video Player: http://www.msnetprogrammer.net/digigirlz/
Actual video link: http://channel8.msdn.com/Posts/California-DigiGirlz-Celebrate-Movies
Before my presentation; I also shared a mini Istanbul-movie with the girls. I felt it would be interesting and amusing to see pictures of a a multi-cultural metropolis like Istanbul and probably realize that there are geek girls all over the globe😉 Perhaps I will share my home-made Istanbul video here too.
By the way; speaking of geek…the techie micro form (that would be my initials) of my full name “Cigdem Patlak Uzun” is CPU. I guess instead of central processor, “distributed multiprocessor – with minor internal communication faults” would be a much better description of me.
Let’s leave personal details behind… In a nutshell; DiGiGiRLZ rocks and exactly one month ago I was a lucky-girlie-geeky member of the RoCKeR-team in Irvine, CA!
Right now, the processor is going to suspend the writing operation. On resume – let’s see which instruction is next!