IT-Camp helps Louisa to select the right study programme for her
Louisa is participating in IT-Camp for women for the second time, and this time she brought her friend and her cousin along. She aspires to study IT, and she uses the IT-Camp to discover which study programme is the right one for her.
“I have returned to the IT-Camp for the second time, because it is a fun event, and I learn a lot about my IT-interests” says Louisa Frederiksen, who once again is participating in ITUs recurring event. This time, she has brought along her friend and cousin, because she thinks they ought to try how fun it is to do computer programming.
The two-days-event introduce young women to IT, and the IT-Camp is organized during the Danish schools’ easter and autumn break. The purpose of the IT-Camp is to provide young women with insights in the world of IT through presentations from female students at ITU. The IT-Camp is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who also find IT interesting and try to out practical tasks such as webpage design, robot programming and developing artificial intelligence.
“To me, the most interesting thing we do during the IT-Camp is webpage programming. I have learned so much because the IT-Camp is an opportunity to really devote myself to it. And it is so cool that we can do webpage programming already on the first day of the camp” expresses Louisa Frederiksen.
The IT-Camp also features a practical task where the women conduct robot programming, and make the robots move around psychical objects. The women enable the robots to perceive the environment by using computer vision and deep learning algorithms to detect objects such as table legs and trashcans. The robots are tested in a robot race where the students from ITU have created an obstacle course. The robots must navigate around the obstacles and the team with the fastest robot wins.
Many interesting IT study programmes
On the IT-Camp schedule is a presentation on what a typical day looks like as a student at ITU. The women receive insights on what kind of assignments they can expect on the different study programmes, how the social life is on ITU and which future careers they can have with an education from ITU.
The presenters are women who study either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree at ITU, and they elaborate on their own experiences and understandings. Their perspectives are a great inspiration to Louisa:
“It is interesting to hear presentations from several different women who study at ITU, because it provides me with very nuanced insights on the different study programmes as well as the future possibilities after studying. The IT-Camp has made me sure that I want to study IT, but it is hard to choose a study programme because there are so many study programmes that capture my interests.” concludes Louisa Frederiksen.
Ditte Ørsted Johansen, Press Officer, phone +45 25 55 04 47, email firstname.lastname@example.org