YouthMobile workshop at TumuhaTEC Digital Youth Festival

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 -
8:00am to 7:00pm
Where: 
Qatar, Doha
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Marion Desmurger (Email: m.desmurger@unesco.org)

YouthMobile workshop organized by UNESCO Doha, ArabWIC, QCRI, Qatar National Commission to UNESCO at the upcoming TumuhaTEC Digital Youth Festival organized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Qatar on 7 March 2017.
As part of QITCOM, Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications' biggest digital event connecting smart technology with international expertise, industry leaders and innovators held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar on 7-8 March 2017, the Ministry of Transport and Communications along with Microsoft are organizing the TumuhaTEC (which means "Your Ambition" in Arabic) Digital Youth Festival on 7 March 2017 at Qatar National Convention Center, under the Patronage of Qatar National Commission to UNESCO.

From 8AM to 7PM, children aged 8 years and above will visit a series of specially designed zones that encourage innovative, meaningful and enjoyable experiences that instill the skills needed for emerging technologies in a digital future. The zones will include coding, robotics, digital photos, 2D and 3D printing.

As part of the TumuhaTEC Digital Youth Festival, UNESCO in partnership with Arab Women in Computing Qatar and Qatar Research and Computing Institute are organizing a 4-hour “YouthMobile” workshop on mobile apps development for 40 middle school female students, aged from 12 to 15 years old. The workshop will be aimed at providing young female students with the skills, creativity and knowledge to develop mobile apps that serve the community and sustainable development. The training will be provided by a group of mentors from Arab Women in Computing and will take place from 9AM to 1PM on 7 March 2017. Targeting female students specifically, the workshop will also be opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March.

The tool that will be used throughout the training is called AppInventor and was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.

In addition, an AppInventor station will be set up to provide youth who will be visiting the Festival throughout the day with a 20-30 minutes taster of mobile apps development using AppInventor.

The Festival is expected to attract more than 300 youth aged 8 to 18 years old throughout the day.

Female middle school students in Qatar interested to attend can register at m.desmurger@unesco.org