Want to STEAM ahead? Here are some resources that may help you!
An event for mums
Refactor, and formally Girl Geek Dinners, is a regular evening event held in the central Auckland, that showcases talks by women who work in all types of roles in technology-driven companies.
OMGTech Workshops – These re-occurring Saturday workshops are aimed at getting kids to play with future technology: “robots, nanobots, biotech, wearable tech, rockets, programming, mind control! OK perhaps not the mind control.”
Gather Workshops – “Learn real-world IT skills taught by industry professionals”. These workshops are a great way to get an intro into programming, web development and even building robots. They are suitable for pretty much everybody: students, teachers, mums and dads. Workshops are organised based on demand, so if you’re interested make sure to contact the team.
The Mind Lab offers courses and school holiday programmes for children from 4 to 15 years olds. It specialises in digital and collaborative learning reflecting the new theoretical and practical frameworks of contemporary education.
Code Club Aotearoa – A nationwide network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids 9 to 11 years old. The website also provides projects to try out at home and further online learning resources.
CS4HS is an initiative by Unitec, which promotes Computer Science to high school students and teachers. Last year, they run the Mobile App competition for girls, and next year they are running the Cyber Security competition.
FutureInTech – A great collection of information about careers in a variety of tech industry sectors.
ICT-Connect puts software and Information Technology (IT) professionals face-to-face with students in class, where they introduce diverse opportunities and pathways in their industry.
Pick’n’Mix – Showcasing the awesome work and lifestyle choices we all get to pick and mix from. Listen to video interviews of women in a variety of professions.
She# hosts a range of events to help support women who are studying or are working in STEM related fields and promotes Computer Science and related fields to high school students who haven’t yet decided which career path to follow.