Go Girl, Go for IT 2018

Busting the myth that tech is for boys, a record number of school girls attended Go Girl, Go For IT on 16 August; a biennial event which aims to inspire female students to consider a career in IT. Over 2000 school girls from 73 Victorian schools got hands on with the latest tech, learnt about exciting career opportunities and heard from inspiring female role models.

Comprising of female students from years 5 to 12, attendees were shown how to make a voice activated app with Alexa, learned about robots in banking with Robogals, 3D car design, digital aviation as well as ethical AI. They also heard from leading women in the field, including female tech entrepreneur, Ally Watson, founder of Code Like a Girl, who believes that having visible role models in tech is as equally important as showing them the tech itself.