Mahek Vara was 16 years old when she began to code, and over the last two years, she has helped more than 78,000 children do the same. She saw that children who attended government schools in India were not receiving a 21st-century education; they were not learning digital skills and were not able to use a computer. Mahek decided that she should do something about it. Mahek herself had been inspired by so many strong role models in technology including Dr Anne Marie and her setup of the Stemettes and the programs such as Student to Stemette that she was […]

Stemettes teamed up with Post Office on the 26 July to deliver a Hack London event. Girls aged 5-21 were invited to create their own app, with no previous coding experience required. We took over the Post Office Headquarters where our girls (and a few boys too) used Appshed, Appinventor and Glitch to build their applications.  Attendees rated the event a wonderful 9 out of 10. 97% of attendees shared that they would like to come again. 98% of attendees stated their confidence in STEM has improved. 7/10 attendees stated they would like a career in either STEM category. Attendees […]

This post has been written by Harper, 7 who is in primary school and attended our ‘Summer Fun with Oracle Academy & Stemettes’ event on 23 June 2018. I love Stemettes because you can code and have fun at the same time. The first thing you do is have scrumptious food and drinks then you go into a place where the person who runs Stemettes has a smile and a speech. After that, you have icebreakers which are  REALLY FUN !!! Then you CODE !!!!! At the Oracle hack, we used an app called Alice 3 and it was really […]

This post has been written by Eden, 8 who is at primary school and attended our ‘Stemettes Rise Hack #2‘ event on 22 & 23 August 2018. I am Eden and I am 8 years old. The first time I did coding was in school when I was 6 years old in Year 1. I used Purple Mash. At first I thought it was a scrumptious meal, or a beetroot with big feet stomping everywhere! That’s because I like cooking so food is always on my mind. Talking about food, in the summer holidays I did some gardening and planted some marrow peas, […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]

We’re putting on a Coding Bootcamp for Stemettes who would like to increase their coding skills and maybe even enter a UK coding competition for teens, called YRS Festival of Code. What is YRS? Young Rewired State is an independent global network of kids aged 18 and under who have taught themselves to code. YRS introduces these children to like-minded peers at events around the world where they use freely available open data to make websites, apps and algorithms to solve real world challenges. And this event?  YRS Festival of Code 2014  is a week long event held at local centres […]