Women in WACREN - Physical Computing with Python

Africa/Lagos
Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre

Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre

University of Lagos
Description

This is a “Women In WACREN” training and community event held in collaboration with the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative, a cluster of the Nigerian NREN (NgREN), the Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), and the AfricaConnect2 project.

                                  


 

 

Leveraging a broader promotion of maker culture and hackerspaces in NRENs, the event will kick off a program aimed at reducing current imbalances in gender participation. It will support female students and staff to improve STEM skills through experimentation with robots and electronics and learning to program these devices.

The participants wind down at the end of the 5-day training workshop in the "ICT for Girls" community day, a networking opportunity open to faculty and guests from other women tech hubs with representation from government and industry.

Workshop Goal: Teach Python in a series of practical hands-on exercises that introduce the fundamentals of physical computing with the Raspberry Pi, GPIO breadboard and sensors.

Targeted Audience: Female students and staff in computing and engineering or from other disciplines with good computer skills and interest in intelligent environments.  A programming background and knowledge of Linux or other UNIX operating system is useful but not required. 

Expected Outcomes:  Over time, participants will be able to work on their own or in small teams to develop electronic or robotic projects at varying levels of complexity to solve problems. 

Language: Conducted in English with bilingual trainers

Logistics:

  • Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop.

  • Selected international participants who are not able to get full or partial sponsorship from their organisations to attend the workshop may be supported for travel and/or accommodation, subject to availability of resources.

Deadline for application is 10 January 2018

Participants
  • Abiodun Gbenga-Ilori
  • Adeline OUEDRAOGO
  • Adeponlemi Falola
  • Aderonke Thompson
  • Adesuwa Dawodu
  • Adewumi Adediran
  • Agatha Katangaza
  • AGNES AKINWOLE
  • Aiyemidun Adejumoke Ikupolati
  • Ayobami Gboyega
  • Belvy HADONOU
  • Charlène Ajavon
  • CHIDIEBERE NWANKWO
  • CHIKA ENEANYA
  • Chika Ojiako
  • Chimdinma Obi
  • Chinazor Nnadozie
  • COMFORT ADERELE
  • Comfort FOLORUNSO
  • Doda SANOU
  • Doyinsola Afolabi
  • Elizabeth Obisesan
  • Emefa Ameyo KPEGBA
  • Eniola Adedotun
  • FAITH MICHAEL
  • FLOURISH OLOBANIYI
  • Grace Adong
  • Haneefah Abdurrahman Lekki
  • Hope Iyekeoretin
  • Joke Badejo
  • Joy Nwachukwu
  • Kafayat Adeoye
  • Khadeejah Abdulsalam
  • Kristen Okon
  • Lorraine Johnson
  • maryfaith mgbede
  • Maud Adjeley ASHONG ELLIOT
  • N'GUESSAN GBOULOUHONON VALERIE N'DRI KOMENAN
  • Nafissatou Diarra
  • Nana Mariama ZEINADOU HALADOU
  • Obehi Omo-Ataga
  • Olamma Iheanetu
  • OLAYEMI AKINWUMI
  • Olayemi Ursula Charlène GABA
  • Olayinka Omowunmi Adewumi
  • Olayiwola Lawal
  • Olubunmi Sweetwilliams
  • OLUWABUSAYO LADIPO
  • Oluwadurotimi Olayemi
  • Oluwapelumi Olaniran
  • Oluwaseun Akanbi
  • Oluwasindara Adelore
  • Oluwatomisin Awosika
  • Oluwayemisi Nyaaku
  • OPEOLUWA AKINWANDE
  • Priscilla Ajayi
  • Priscilla Okechukwu
  • Priscillia Igba
  • Sabina Onyeahara
  • Sumayyah Taiwo
  • Titilayo Akanle
  • Zainab Usman
    • 08:00 09:00
      Registration
    • 09:00 09:30
      Introductions: Welcome and Program Objectives

      Introductions - Organisers, Facilitators, Participants
      Objectives of Women in WACREN and Physical Computing programs

    • 09:30 10:30
      Introductions: Collaborators, Facilitators and Participants

      Introductions - Organisers, Facilitators, Participants
      Objectives of Women in WACREN and Physical Computing programs

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Day0: Getting started with the Raspberry Pi kit
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Day0: Installing OS and Remote access
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Day0: Installing OS and Remote access
    • 09:00 10:30
      Day 1: Programming the Pi
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Day 1: GNU/Linux 101
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Day 1: File management on Pi
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Day 1: Basic programming concepts (if, while, functions, libs, OO)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Day 2: Lightweight databases - Working with SQLite
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Day 2: Connecting and working with the Breadboard
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Day 2: Flashing LED
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Day 2: Flashing LED
    • 09:00 10:30
      Day 3: Inputs/Outputs (Buttons and multiple LEDs)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Day 3: Inputs/Outputs (Buttons and multiple LEDs)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Day 3: Inputs/Outputs (Buttons and multiple LEDs)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Day 3: Software requirement gathering and software methodologies
    • 09:00 10:30
      Day 4: Group Project (Part I)

      Group work on selected projects

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Day 4: Group Project (Part I)

      Group work on selected projects

    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Day 4: Group Project (Part I)

      Group work on selected projects

    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Day 4: Group Project (Part I)

      Group work on selected projects

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