CodeWeek.EU - call for participation

Otto Kekäläinen otto at
Sat Sep 27 19:13:51 UTC 2014


2014-09-26 19:53 GMT+03:00 Guido Arnold <guido at>:
>> The club started 2 weeks ago and we have 13 children fron the 3rd
>> grade (9-year olds), they are progressing nicely and surprisingly the
>> majority is girls!
> Wow, that's even better news! As you write "surprisingly", does that
> mean you won't tell us the secret how you did that?

The goal was to reach to children young enough that they haven't yet
"learned" the stereotypic role models that boys to tech and girls
don't. It was suprisingly easy to achieve. In the group there is no
trace of a sentiment that tech stuff or coding would be a boy thing.

> Or is the education system and society in Finland just so awesome
> that girls aren't subliminally told tech stuff is nothing for them?
> I think I've got to visit you one day...

You're welcome! Ryanair and other cheap airlines fly directly to
Tampere, so it is easy to come here :)

Otto Kekäläinen                   []         otto at
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