Move It Forward: Brussels 2015
Workshop 1: Learn to Code and Navigate the Online Landscape is the first workshop in the series. We'll learn about what makes social media awesome, and how to use these websites and apps in a safe way. Then we will learn to write code to create a cool gif file with a message (see examples below) to promote empathy on the web, using the Processing programming language (processing.org). Then we share the gif file to our friends on social media! Let's be a positive force on the web! :)
- what would you do if a stranger messaged you online?
- what would you do if you hear a friend is secretly meeting someone they only know through Facebook?
- how much can you find out about yourself and others online?
- what is cyber bullying? how do you think we can stop this?
Last but not least, we will create a gif (you know, one of those funky, moving images) with your message to stop cyber bullying, so you can spread the word online!
Age requirement: 11 years old and above
g-Hive's Move It Forward project aims to bring girls from the Brussels Capital Region together to learn about and develop initiatives to counter Cyberviolence against Girls & Women in their communities.
In the series of three workshops, participants get to learn from experts in the field of digital safety, psychology and online communities.
Join us to:
- discuss the topic of online safety with representatives of tech companies
- start creating the framework for our own safe digital communities
- find out what we can do to tackle cyber violence as individuals and as a community
- tinker with digital means and build our own solutions!
Would you like to join us for Move It Forward - Navigating the Online Landscape? Please note the following:
- no prior knowledge is required, though this workshop is most useful for those who are active on social media
- this is a hands on workshop and you'll need a laptop - let us know in advance if you'd like us to arrange a laptop for you
- the number of places is limited - if you can not make it to the event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list
- we ask a 5 euro administrative fee per workshop - however we do not want this to be a barrier to participation and we have bursaries available upon request
Move It Forward consists of 3 workshops and a grand finale in the form of a digital starter event:
Communications Director Digital Leadership Institute
Selma Franssen is a communications professional and
journalist. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for
countless social media outlets, including those of one of Europe's
biggest music festivals. As someone who knows the privacy settings of
social media channels inside out, she always keeps a low profile on her
Digital Literacy Lead Digital Leadership Institute
Rosanna is an Architectural Engineer by training and holds a Masters Degree in Building Physics from Kyoto University in Japan. She is an experienced CAD designer and cut her teeth on Fortran programming to model building heat-usage. For the past several years, Rosanna has led development of innovative, hands-on curricula to promote uptake of digital skills, particularly among girls and women. As g-Hive.org Community Manager at DLI, she regularly leads hands-on, fun and result-oriented workshops in the areas of computer programming, data visualisation, the Internet of Things, gaming, robotics, electronics and 3D design.
Move It Forward is supported by the
Ministry of Equal Opportunity of the Brussels Capital Region.
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