Learning to code = Learning to think
I am a teenager with dreams to bring little change in the lives of fellow teenagers and my pre-teen companions. Most of these relate to Science and Technology.
My recent achievements:
Delivered a talk on the subject of Entrepreneurship at Hub Dot event in Luxembourg on Nov 17, 2017. Video to be available soon. Invited to speak at their 5th Anniversary conference on February 2018 in London.
Represented Team Luxembourg in the Robotics Olympics held in Washington DC in July 2017. We competed against 160 odd nations to be able to build and program a robot for the challenge on the theme of providing access to clean water. Our Luxembourg Prime Minister, Mr. Xavier Bettel came to encourage our team.
In Spring 2017, our team of 3 teens won special prize competing against 33 teams in the Game of Code.
In Feb 2017, built a high-end desktop from scratch, by identifying, sourcing and putting together all components centered around Intel i7 Extreme Edition and water-cooled GTX 1080s with a budget of Euro 4500. Full specifications available on request.
Addressed the Marketing Management Congress in Berlin in December 2016. Talked about the way simple code updates can help fix simple problems.
Was a co-speaker with the President of Workshop4Me (my Mum) at the European Women in Technology Conference in Amsterdam in November 2016. Here is the video of the talk. You might need to enter password EWIT16 to view the video.
This summer 2016, I ran a Summer Code camp where we created new games, apps, and animation!
Featured in the June issue of Delano magazine, Luxembourg in their article titled Talented Teens.
Was in-charge of complete technology solutions for Luxembourg Peace prize held at the European Parliament in May 2016.
Ran Mum and Girls coding event with my Mom to celebrate International Women's Day in March 2016.
Have been the youngest ever speaker at the LIFT Conference in Geneva this February. Addressed an audience of 750 participants on the power of technology and role of youth. The video of talk can be seen here. You can access the talk with slides and also the Q&A. Here is the audience feedback, details of my session and me. Let me know what you think about the next wave of disruption!
In autumn 2016, been on Radio ARA motivating younger audience about how simple coding really is.
Ran a Coding Camp during the Halloween break in November 2015 where we created some cool games on Scratch with the participants.
In summer 2015, I did an internship at KloneWorld and developed an iOS app for drawing. I also started making a game that is half finished. Hope to complete it soon!
During the summer, on a weekend in July 2015, I helped to conduct paper-based coding activity for underprivileged children in Kolkata. I also conducted coding workshops for 500 students of S.N.S Vidya Mandir, a school in Ghatshila, India where we did graph paper programming and Scratch.
Co-facilitated workshop on mobile app development for 16-18-year-old school students of Echternach, Luxembourg school in June 2015.
Conducted workshop on 'Introduction to Computer Science for kids' for Geek Week Luxembourg in June 2015. I conducted another workshop to teach both adults and kids how to build a website. The Geek Week team posted my interview too!
Spent a week of my Easter holiday in April 2015 at Hannover, Germany at the Trade Fair. India was the partner country and I had an opportunity to hear the Prime Minister of both countries address us. I interacted with a lot of technology experts and learned cool things.
Co-facilitated the Mums and Girls coding event with Geek Girls Carrots at Microsoft in Mar 2015. We were featured on CNN International as the 10 worldwide IWD events that you would be crazy to miss!
Spoke at Geek Girls Carrots event and taught Vedic Maths in Feb 2015.
Solved an ICT glitch at Delhaize, which had suddenly jammed automated doors on a Sunday morning disrupting the movement of customers.
Made a video for Workshop4me.
Had a History homework about the Islamic empire and was only allowed 50 words per topic and 1 picture... I turned this in homework using technology and my teacher was amazed.
In winter 2014, gave suggestions to Supercell, maker of 'Clash of Clans', most of which have been accepted and implemented. My suggestion about introducing 'Level 11 walls' has been the most innovative one.
In Autumn 2014, conducted Kanban program at an event organized by PMI Luxembourg with the objective to helpparents guide their kids in managing their homework and playtime better without having a friction with their parents.
Was one of the facilitators, along with Bryan (MIT Graduate) and Carl (entrepreneur and product manager), who helped 16-18-year-olds on how to build a website, create a blog and use iMovie. The event was organized by BGL BNP Paribas Summer School.
Participated workshop using 'Wearable' technology and learned to program transistors to light up smart micro LEDs attached to clothes.
When 12 years, I was featured inlocal newspaper Wort in June 2014 for my contribution to introducing children of 7 to 15 years old to coding.