AbOUT Avanti  SHARMA

 

Learn to code LIKe a Girl

 

I'm a pre-teen technology specialist at Workshop4me. I am interested in the capability of Science and Technology. I like to share the joy of coding with children of my age group and above.   

My contribution to the society over the past 18 months are:


Addressed  the Diversity Summit at KPMG, 20 September 2018.

Spoke at Campus Italia technology conference in Milan in July 2018 and gave an interview for Italian magazine.

Facilitated coding workshop during Makerfest in June 2018 and was featured in the summary video.

Spoke at the Wonder Woman in Tech conference in London on June 15, 2018. during London Tech Weekphotos of the event.

Selected as semifinalist in Technovation Challenge 2018 worldwide mobile app development contest. Our Team ACAD2018 built an app MyEco about the environment and was selected among the semi-finalists.

In March 2018, had been nominated for the Technology Playmaker award 'Rising Star of the Year' category. I was invited to the inaugural ceremony at the Museum of London hosted on International Women's Day with a gala dinner with 100 women leaders in technology. I was felicitated by Gilian Tans, President and CEO Booking.com. Randi Zuckerberg, CEO Zuckerberg Media mentioned me in her speech and spent time talking to me about our possible collaboration in her DOT Complicated project aimed towards encouraging teenage girls to take up coding. Soon after, she invited me on her Business Radio show Dot Complicated.  Recording: Radio Recap.

Was in the panel at the Women and Girls in Science conference in London on 10-11 Feb 2018 at Microsoft Accelerator, together with women leaders in technology. During the event, I ran a Creative Computing workshop to inspire young girls to code.

Along with my brother, Atreyam (Leo), delivered pre-teen and teen view through our story at the Hub Dot 5th Anniversary event in London on Feb 9, 2018.

Delivered a talk on the subject of Entrepreneurship at Hub Dot event in Luxembourg on Nov 17, 2017. 

Addressed the Scratch Conference in Budapest, Hungary in August 2017 in the presence of the founder and MIT Prof. Mitchel Resnick of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, where Mitchel leads the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. Available online: Photos of the eventmy talk and the Scratch conference video

A list of the coding events which I have run:


In April 2017, along with the Luxembourg team, I participated in the Technovation Challenge. We coded a mobile app and also wrote a business plan for it. We are selected in the top 100 teams out of the 2000+ applications globally. Details of my team's work> One-Click Safety App.


Simplify Coding!