GLOBAL CODEFEST is a global movement, virtual event and celebration to empower the next generation of women to code solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
This is a global program of the New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network (WIN), a global initiative of the Young Global Leaders community and the Womensphere Foundation to accelerate gender parity and inspire, train, and empower 1 million women and girls by 2020, and the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab (WILL) which pioneers, incubates, and scales STEAM*-powered and innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future. (STEAM* = science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics) In partnership with NASA, ACM Women, IEEE Women, and Arab Women in Computing.
We invite the participation of all women currently enrolled in universities and colleges around the world, across all majors, fields, and disciplines, to participate in this global coding competition and celebration.
Schedule & Timeline:
Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Leadership Sessions (Virtual and Live) on SDGs, Coding, Art & Design, Video & Media, and Leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics): January - February, 2017
Interscholastic Global Codefest Competition: February 11-17, 2017
Announcement of Global Codefest Semi-Finalists: March 2018
Global Award Ceremonies: September 2018
Exhibit & Media on Global & Regional Finalists & Awardees: April - December 2018