Girls in ICT Competition  

About The Program

 

In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, YCDI presents #iamWITy.

 

#iamWITy is a tech immersive competition for high school and university female students who will come together in teams to create a solution around this year’s theme:

DIGITAL INCLUSION USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
 

The team participants will have a unique opportunity to have a mentor to support their ideation alongside weekly online workshops,over a four week period, between March 23- April 17, 2020 in preparation for the competition finals on April 23, 2020. 

This year's workshops will be focusing on 4 main areas

 

CHATBOTS

Providing access to information with chatbots

IMAGE RECOGNITION

Seeing the world with image recognition

BLOCKCHAIN

Authenticity and integrity with blockchain 

MACHINE LEARNING

Seeing the world with machine learning

Frequently asked questions

What is International Women’s Day ?


International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative, backed by ITU Member States, to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies.




What does #iamWITy mean?


I am a Woman in Tech




Can I still participate if I have no experience in AI or IT in general ?


Yes,You can participate in the four week workshop series and our breakout sessions on the day.




What is Digital Inclusion?


Digital Inclusion is about empowering all people – regardless of gender, age, ability, or location – to equally benefit from the opportunities offered by ICTs.




What is Artificial Intelligence?


Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans.




What Learning workshops will be included?


Image Recognition, Chatbot, Blockchain and Design Learning




Can more than one team enter per school?


Yes but a maximum of three teams per school.





 

Competition Timeline

  • Registration Opens March 11, 2020

  • Registration Closes March 19, 2020 

  • Mentor Assignment March 20, 2020 

  • Workshops Begin March 23, 2020 

  • Workshop Ends April  17, 2020 

  • Preliminary Submissions April 20, 2020 

  • Girls in ICT Competition Day April 23, 2020

 

Point System

 

Problem [30%] - What issue are you targeting?

  • Feasibility/Practicality

  • Justification

  • Social Impact

  • Commercial Viability

Solution [40%] - What are you doing to fix it?

  • Uniqueness

  • Execution

  • Technical Demonstration of Completeness

Presentation [30%] - How are you going to present the solution?

  • Clarity

  • Tools, Flow  & Content

  • Engagement/Delivery

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