Girls' IT Bootcamp
Are you a girl aged 9-17 interested in robots and computers, or do you know someone you think might be? Then our two-day Girls’ IT bootcamp may be the right event to take part in.
To mark Girls’ Day, we are offering a two-day Girls’ IT Bootcamp at our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, 26 and Thursday, 27 April 2023 at the ECB in Frankfurt. Explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM for short. At our IT bootcamp you will have a chance to develop technical skills using different tools and programming languages while also having fun and discovering some of the many possibilities that the world of IT has to offer. You will also be invited on a tour of the ECB’s building, be introduced to the world of banknotes, and talk to experts from all ECB, working in the field of IT.
We have already received the applications from 28 eligible candidates. The registration is now closed and candidates will be informed soon about the outcome of their applications.
If you have any comments or questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What is STEM?
STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are becoming more important in today’s job market, with growing demand for specialists in these fields. Greater participation of girls and women in these subject areas is extremely important.
Our IT bootcamp is focused on girls aged 9-17 who are interested in scientific discovery and technological progress. No prior knowledge or experience is required to take part, only a genuine interest in learning more about IT.
There is still a large gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields despite their increasing importance in today’s job market. Through initiatives like this IT bootcamp, we hope to inspire more girls to explore the study opportunities in STEM at an early age, and to go on to work in one of these fields. Who knows – you may end up working at the ECB one day!
Testimonials from 2022
The first Girls’ IT Bootcamp took place from 31 May to 2 June 2022, at the ECB’s premises in Frankfurt, Germany. Participants tried their hand at programming and coding in a relaxed and girl-friendly learning environment, talked to ECB experts, and visited our office areas and urban garden.
Details might be subject to change
Registration at ECB Security Service Centre
Welcome and tour of the ECB Visitor Centre
Develop your own game using SCRATCH and decrypt the secret messages (ages 9-12)
Develop your own game using SCRATCH and decrypt the secret messages (Ages 9-12)
End of day 1 (parents to pick up the girls)
Registration at the ECB Security Service Centre
Welcome and introduction – day 2
Introduction to the world of banknotes – (ages 9-12)
ECB IT showcase – meet the experts and ask your questions (ages 13-17)
Tour of the ECB’s main building
Being green at the ECB
How to be secure online – meet the ECB experts (ages 9-12)
Introduction to the world of banknotes (ages 13-17)
Presentation of awards and giveaways
End of programme (parents to pick up the girls)