Rubies Technologies to Hold Annual Brace Conference 2021 for Kids and Teens in August
Nigeria social enterprise organisation, Rubies Technologies is set to hold the second edition of its yearly Brace Conference in August with a promise to build more on the success of the previous year.
The Brace Conference is a yearly event targeted at kids and teenagers to encourage them to get involved in technology while presenting kids and teenagers to also speak at the event to serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement.
The theme for this year’s conference is: Piloting Kids in Technological Craft while the panel discussion is ‘Going Beyond School Syllabus To Create Builders‘
While speaking on the importance of the conference, the founder and project manager, Rubies Technologies, Miss Afape Temiloluwa said the world is moving at a pace that technology is taking over every sector and there is a need to engage the young ones to be part of the change.
In her words ‘’Coding is not just important for kids to learn because others are learning it but Coding increases their level of reasoning and creativity, It helps them see things around them differently and become solution providers
‘For the past years that I have been teaching kids to code and having direct contact with them, I have noticed that these kids exploit different ideas and I realized that there is no limit to what these kids can do.’
Temiloluwa added that parents also have roles to play in equipping their children with the right knowledge because the future belongs to them.
‘’Every parent should expose their kids to learning coding because it is something that is worthwhile and to think that coding is changing the entire world. During Covid-19, we noticed that in a place like China, they were able to develop robots to interact with the patients even when human-to-human interaction was at the low. Those robots were developed through computer knowledge and coding’ she said.
It is common knowledge in today’s world to see many parents envisaging a career for their children like Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer and more while they don’t know the importance of coding in every field.
Temiloluwa advised parents to allow their children to have additional skills such as coding which is relevant in every field.
‘Coding is not limited to one field, a child can become a doctor, lawyer and still apply coding to whatever they want to become in life. There is no limit to their career. So everybody should bring out their child to learn’
‘At the conference, we will be talking about how somebody has influenced the world, we will be having kids of their age or younger to talk about the little and mighty projects they have worked on’. She concluded
Scheduled to speak at the event include, Afolayan Oluwaseun, Aruna Afeez Abayomi, Glory Onuwa, Adeeko Emmanuel, Adeyinka Adetunji among others.
Oluwaseun is a Fullstack software developer and Technical Writer with over 4 years of experience in building and documenting tech products. He currently works as a lead developer at Mixedfraction.com and as a technical writer for Logrocket while Afeez is a Common Purpose Alumni and a STEM Educator and he is passionate about infusing technology to catalyze great transformation in the Education sector using STEM.
The free virtual event will hold on Saturday 7th of August, 2021 while interested participants can register via https://rubiestechnologies.com/brace21 Or visit www.rubiestechnologies.com
Rubies Technologies as a social enterprise organisation has been at the forefront of empowering and encouraging children to be involved in technology, teaching schools, and individuals coding. For the past 3 years, the organisation has trained 10 schools in Lagos, Ondo and Oyo state, reaching over 500 students by providing structure and training children on Web Development, Digital literacy, Python and Game Development.
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