Black girls slaying in tech

Cause it is possible…

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Technology has made life things easier in many ways. With just a click of a button, and whatever you want to know can be found on Google - well, most of it.

Back in the day, people used to send each other letters and it would take days to get to the destination. Today there are apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Gmail which have made it quicker and easier to communicate.

With the development of technology there has also been a number of careers opening up like computer programming,web developers and computer systems analyst.

Have you ever thought of making a career in the tech? Well, you can.

Here are four black women who are slaying in this male-dominated industry whom you can look up to.

Baratang Miya

She is the CEO and founder of Girlhype coders,an organisation that presents the youth with opportunities to develop technical competencies and social skills. It gives out free 7 weeks program for grade 10-12 girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. Through her work,she became the 1st runner up for MTN Women in ICT Community Builder Award 2016. She started Girlhype to help women and girls from poor backgrounds to learn more about Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics.

Mich Atagana

Her love for technology started when she was young by playing video games while growing up.Now she is the Head of Communication for Google SA. Before joining Google,she covered the latest tech trends as a tech writer for Memeburn.She has a masters degree in New Media and Journalism.In 2012 she was named one of Mail and Guardian’s top young South Africans.

Regina Kgatle

Regina’s family own and operate arcade games in the townships.Her family has a strong entrepreneurial background,which motivated her to start a business.At school she studied transformational electrical and computer engineering.She is the founder of Educade,which is an educational arcade machine that makes learning fun for kids in primary school.It helps them with their curriculum.

If you are interested in technology,there are a number of ways you can be a part of it.Companies such as mLAB, Girlhype Coders and GirlCode offer free classes were you can learn more about what they do.You must be studying mathematics and science in order to have a career in technology.

Would you also like to get into tech? Comment and tell us what you want to become.

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Vee

hey which subject you should do to become an IT Specialist

May 21, 2022, 6:54 p.m.

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melloe_krush

You should do Information Technology, Technology and Mathematics (Not maths literacy)

My is lam so interested in learning computer science. But unfortunately where l stay at there is place's where you can go at for learning. Because it's a rural place like farm. So for learning computer science that's is my passion. Just l want to what can l do in odor for learning computer science plz help

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Wandi, high five to you for having such great goals! There are many universities and institutions of higher learning that offer computer sciences as a course that can lead to you getting a degree or diploma in computer sciences. You can find all these online by searching for "computer sciences courses and institutions" and this will give you a list of institutions that offer this course. Also you will find all the information on the requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted for the course, the fees and all that stuff. Maybe you should speak to your counsellor at school or life orientation teacher to give you more guidance on this. All the best Springster!

Sometimes is not great idea because people they have lack in many things they trust internet instead to used they brain

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Zamani, thanks for your comment. In this day and age people rely a lot on the internet and yes, sometimes it can be a bit tricky because not all the things we read and see on the net are true. It's important to always fact check the info we get online so that we can stay safe both on and offline.

So l like to stay thank you for advising me cause l was just stuck. for now l can go on with my dream

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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It's really great to hear that Wandi. Keep chasing your dreams Springster, you are sure to succeed!

what things may change my lyf

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I would really love to learn coding and programming

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Springster, we're so happy that you found something that you'd love to study. Make sure to look at different options for where you would want to go to study computer sciences. Most universities offer computer sciences and colleges as well. So you have a lot of options.

Hy girl

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hy girl

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

We need such woman very badly # sebenza girls

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Interesting

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

When I grow up I want to be an IT specialist

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Wow that is the best thing

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Wow that is the best thing

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Wow that is a right things

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Wɛʟʟ tɦɨs ʏɛaʀ I'ʟʟ ɮɛ ɖօɨռɢ ʍʏ ʄɨʀst ʏɛaʀ aռɖ I'ʟʟ ɮɛ stʊɖʏɨռɢ ɨռʄօʀʍatɨօռ tɛċɦռօʟօɢʏ (IT) I'ʋɛ ɖօռɛ saʍɛ sɦօʀt ʀɛsɛaʀċɦ aɮօʊt ʝօɮ aʋaɨʟaɮɨʟɨtʏ ɨռ tɦɨs ċaʀɛɛʀ ɮʊt I'ɖ aʟsօ ʟɨҡɛ tօ ɢɛt ʍօʀɛ ɨռʄօʀʍatɨօռ aɮօʊt ʍʏ ċaʀɛɛʀ .

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Luthando016 We are happy that you are going to school. The best way to find out more about your career is to go to the school you have applied to. They will be able to give you as much information you need. Good luck Springster.

I have less income in a months I didn't finish my problems.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.