On this year’s Girls’ Day, seven girls and three boys between the ages of 11 and 14 not only learned about software development, open source and the management of large IT projects, but also got involved themselves. With the help of our trainees Mika, Joschua, Richard and Amir, the kids programmed a little ping-pong game with “Scratch” and had a lot of fun!
We were very impressed that six of the kids had programmed before and already knew Scratch or similar programs. There was a wide range in terms of experience – from kids with no prior knowledge to kids who really had a lot of knowledge. But despite the different levels of knowledge, we were able to “pick them all up”: The experts among our young guests later said that they had also learned some new exciting tricks and the “newcomers”, who had never programmed before, found it super exciting to work with Scratch and develop a real computer game themselves.
Our CEO Peter Ganten did not miss the opportunity to drop by from Berlin via video to say hello personally, to tell the kids what fascinates him personally about IT and especially about open source software, and to explain why he himself has been passionate about it since his earliest youth.
Impressions from Girls’ Day at Univention: