Technology has long been a male-dominated industry. While the scale has tipped slightly – 27 percent of IT professionals today are women – there is more to be done to bridge the gender gap. Clair Deevy, Microsoft’s Citizenship Lead for Asia Pacific, explains why government, education and community leaders should inspire more young women to enter the IT field – and how.
The first place winning app, a solution focusing on public safety called Safety Whistle, was submitted by Yashasvi and teammates Anish Ansari, Gopal Kandoi and Rumi Shakya, who made up Team Conscientious. In this app, users can enter two to three emergency contact numbers and two to three emergency email addresses.
Globally more than 10 million students globally have already taken the ‘Hour of Code’ challenge and with 3 billion people speaking more than 2,000 different languages across the Asia Pacific region it is hoped many more students will sign up to adopt ‘code’ as their official second language.