This article is a follow-up to an earlier article on the Community Blog: Women in technology: Fedora campus presence.
This week, we took our initiative further. We guided the new women contributors on one of the bleeding edge technologies according to their interest. Sumantro Mukherjee helped me guide the contributors. Some contributors were interested in Internet of Things (IoT) while some wanted to learn Web Development as bleeding edge. So, we decided to have two different calls in a row.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The first hangout call was on Internet of Things. The contributors were explained the meaning and the structure of how IoT is implemented. It was done with the help of a presentation prepared by Sumantro. After going through the details and theory about IoT, we talked about the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. We went through a little intro and application part of the devices. We further explained the concept with the help of a little demo of the project. The details of the call are available on our Etherpad.
The second call was on eeb development. In the call, we introduced and discussed some of the following topics.
- Importance of a web browser
- Different web browsers and their pros and cons
- Structure of web pages
- Few tags for beginning
Since the contributor was an absolute beginner, we followed up with a hands-on session where we came up with a very basic web page to show how different tags work. The details of the call are available on this Etherpad.
We’re looking forward to running more of these sessions soon to help introduce more women to various technologies and ways to apply their interests in technology!