Every year the Girls Day takes place in companies all over Germany. One day on which girls have the chance to get acquainted with professions from the areas IT, crafts, science and engineering.
Our guests on yesterday’s Girls Future Day were Monika and Sina to discover the processes and tasks in the computer science area.
DSince the Girls Day takes place every year at the same time in April, this day attains an incomparable wide appeal. According to surveys, this day has significant impact on the girls’ share in vocational training professions.
The Girls Day has been held since the year 2001 and is the biggest career orientation project in Germany with approximately 10,000 companies participating in this.
As a software company, we have thought about something special at new direction for our girls on this Girls Day.
In order to get acquainted with the profession of the IT specialist and the tasks in software development we came up with some playful tasks which should illustrate the requirements of this job to the girls.
There were five exercises from the area of computer science which had to be solved by Moni and Sina.
The first exercise was about deciphering a binary code. The answer to the respective task was a member of the staff who had the next task ready.
Could you have solved it?
01010000 01101001 01100101 01110010
01110010 01100101 00100000 01010011 01100101 01100101 01100011
01101011 00100000 01000010 01110010 01101111 01110100 01111010
01100101 01101001 01110100
After that, the girls were allowed to assemble by themselves a robot for VR Learning and had to answer questions regarding the CMD program and functions as well as the structure chart. In the final task the girls had to deal with the Postman program and then post the solution word against the service in a JSON object.
After Moni and Sina had solved the task with flying colors there was a small gift and pizza for lunch!
The day was a complete success. In the treasure hunt Monika and Sina puzzled over the tasks with lots of dedication. In retrospect, both agreed that they gained good insight into the world of the computer scientist and that they could apply and expand their previously accumulated knowledge. It was a welcomed change to the normal computer science classes at school.
We are very pleased as a company about the quite positive feedback and also next year we will again host two girls for the Girls Day. Interested girls will find information in this regard in the Girls Day Radar or directly using our Contact Form.