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Friday, April 29 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Nigeria Geek Girls Club: Creating a new Face of Africa through Computer Games and Apps Development

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Nigeria Geek Girls Club: Creating a new Face of Africa through Computer Games and Apps Development
Founded by Dr Yetunde Folajimi, the Nigeria Geek Girls Club is part the global efforts aimed at increasing female interests in computing, thereby increasing female  programmers and making sure that Nigeria is at par with the rest of the world. This is realized by involving women in the digital creativity process through regular summer camps, trainings and hackathons. Over the years, the Nigeria Geegk girls Club has introduced female perspectives to game creation throughout the learning and implementation processes. Consequently, young girls and women in Nigeria have been equipped to create African flavoured games and promote the culture and heritage of Africa in the process. This discussion will  showcase our experience, challenges and success story, and present the methods and models that have helped us prepare a new generation of girls and women to be part of global explosion in the computer games industry.

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Yetunde Folajimi

Founder & Serious Games Evangelist, Nigeria Geek Girls Club
Dr. Yetunde Folajimi (Serious Games Evangelist) is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northeastern University USA and currently on study leave as a Computer Science lecturer at University of Ibadan, She is also the Leader of University of Ibadan Intelligent Systems Group and the founder of Nigeria Geek Girls Camp and Nigeria Girls and Women Hackathon for Social Change. By organizing regular summer camps and hackathons, she has consistently... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bartos Screening Room

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