From Workshops

Programming a better future

What if more girls today would see programming and working in technology as a viable career option?

Even though there are a lot more girls working in programming and technology today than there were in the nineties when I was a teenager, men are still representing the major part of the workforce.

Programming a Better Future is a hackaton for girls 13 to 16 years old where they get to program a prototype of their own idea for an app. In october I participated in the event in Buenos Aires as a mentor accompanying the girls in their learning experience.


The creators of Ricomío: Venus Olivari, Brenda Rihsmoller and Naiara Gnes Nella from Colegio Francesco Faá di Bruno.

Here you can read Carolina Hadad´s original post on Medium about the event. Thank you everyone for a great event!

Photos Hyper Island Workshop in Buenos Aires

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February 26 I held a workshop for Hyper Island in Buenos Aires. The purpose of the workshop was to give the participants an idea of what it’s like to be a Hyper Island student. To achieve this we performed an idea generation exercise but I also talked about the history and methodology of Hyper Island as well as sharing my experience as a previous student.

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Brainstorm mood. Remember to be positive and aim for quantity.

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Helping out a group to see the problem from a new perspective.

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In the end all participants got to present the ideas. We finished with a reflection session where the participants got to share how they felt working with the idea and we also had time to ask questions about Hyper Island.

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I’m available to perform workshops for companies, agencies and schools. If you would like to know more about my workshops send me and email at emilia.riverstream@gmail.com

Photos by Miguel Peña