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GWIT extends its boundaries to the offline world with regular Events hosted in and around the Middle East and Africa region, for women to come forth and experience the technological advances and opportunities available to women across the globe.



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Opportunities for students

At Google, we believe students are the future! We are always looking for ways to help further educate students and to interact with bright, young minds. Below you'll find some excellent resources to help you interact with Google.

Anita Borg Scholarship - Africa, Europe, Middle East Deadline for 2012: February 1st.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google.

Check out the profiles of the girls awarded with the Anita Borg Scholarship
Check out the Scholarship Opportunities Page

Job opportunities for students - visit the site
Search our opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Conference & Travel Grants - visit the site
Google supports a variety of external engineering and computer science-related initiatives associated with universities, including summer schools, workshops and programming contests.

Student Ambassador Program - visit the site
The Deadline for students in Sub-Saharan Africa in March 1st, 2012 - click here to apply
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities.

Google Online Marketing Challenge - visit the site
Professors register for the Challenge from November 15, 2011 to May 1, 2012; Students can register from January 31, 2012 to May 11, 2012.
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global online marketing student competition open to any higher education institution from anywhere in the world.

CodeJam - Google annual programming competition - visit the site
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012.
Google Code Jam is an annual programming competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time.

Google Summer of Code - visit the site
Program announced on February 4th, 2012.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

g|egypt 2.0

Working 12 hour days, managing a career and a family, exploring the possibility of starting a business... these were just some of the issues discussed at the “Women In Technology” (WIT) Session, held on day two of g|egypt 2.0. By invitation only, an intimate group of 45 women were selected to participate in workshops on the business benefits of the internet, and social media, with a special focus on Google+, YouTube & AdWords.
From students and recent graduates, to entrepreneurs and IT professionals, the attendees discussed the challenges of achieving success, and listened to a panel of experts which featured Hanan Abdel Maguid, CEO of OT Ventures as the guest speaker.
One significant aspect of the workshop was the desire of participants to discuss the challenges an Egyptian woman faces on the path to success, and the fact that women may choose personal commitments or face challenges that can ostensibly inhibit their career opportunities.  But today the internet is a net economic enabler for women.  In today’s digital world, a woman no longer has to make a choice between having a career or exploring a business opportunity and being a stay-at-home-mom.
At the end of the workshop, participants were invited to showcase their team projects, and what they learned during the session. In addition to the opportunity to network with a group of smart, like-minded women and learning about free online tools at their disposal which empower them to do a better job on their own (e.g. easy-to-use YouTube animation/movie creation tools that allows content creation without the usual time and resource constraints); participating women loved the idea of building a Women in Technology network that will hold regular get-togethers and create, develop and maintain projects in several areas of interest!
But for us Googlers, one of the most wonderful takeaways from the session was the feeling that we were able to help inspire hope through free, friendly Google technology tools which can help empower our users to positively contribute to their societies in the business, social, and cultural spheres!
Women in Technology was founded by a group of female Google employees from various departments, who use their 20% time to connect, empower and inspire women in technology. Their initiatives aim to practically remove the perception that technology is a barrier between women and their dreams, in order to help them realise their potential. Members of the group who attended the session last week included: Shaden Mohamed, Nashwa Aly, Noha Salem, Salma Mohamed, and Rana Kortam.  
Nashwa Aly & Shaden Mohamed

انطلاق أولى ورشات عمل "المرأة في التكنولوجيا" في مصر

العمل لمدة 12 ساعة في اليوم.. إدارة شؤون المهنة والأسرة.. استكشاف إمكانية الخروج بمشروع تجاري.. كانت هذه بعض الموضوعات التي تمت مناقشتها في جلسة "المرأة في التكنولوجيا"، والتي شهدها ثاني أيام مؤتمر g|egypt 2.0. وقع الاختيار على مجموعة ذات خبرة من النساء يبلغ عددهن 45 امرأة للمشاركة -التي سمح بها عن طريق الدعوات فقط-  في ورشات عمل حول الميزات التجارية للإنترنت والوسائط الاجتماعية، مع التركيز بشكل خاص على Google+ وYouTube وAdWords.

وقد ناقش الحضور، بمن فيهن الطالبات والخريجات الجدد وربات الأعمال الريادية الصغيرة والمختصات في تقنية المعلومات، تحديات تحقيق النجاح، كما استمعن إلى فريق من الخبراء ترأسته الرئيسة التنفيذية لشركة OT Ventures، حنان عبد المجيد، كمتحدثة رئيسية.

وقد برز من بين سمات ورشة العمل رغبة المشتركين في مناقشة التحديات التي تواجهها المرأة المصرية في طريقها للنجاح وما يفرضه الواقع عليها من التزامات شخصية أو تحديات قد تؤدي ظاهرياً إلى إنهاء فرصها الوظيفية.  إلا أن الإنترنت أصبحت اليوم أداة لتمكين المرأة ضمن شبكة اقتصادية.  فنظرًا لما نعيشه من عالم رقمي، لم تعد المرأة مضطرة اليوم للاختيار بين مهنتها أو استكشاف فرصة لأن يكون لديها مشروع تجاري وبين البقاء كربة منزل.

وفي ختام ورشة العمل وجهت دعوة للمشاركات كي يستعرضن ما لديهن من مشروعات جماعية وما تمت استفادته من الجلسة. وقد وفر ذلك للمشتركات فرصة للعمل ضمن شبكة من النساء يتمتعن بالذكاء وتشابه الميول كما وفر لهن تعريفًا بالأدوات المجانية التي يمكنهن استخدامها بحرية لتطوير عملهن بأنفسهن (مثل أدوات إنشاء الرسوم المتحركة/الأفلام على YouTube والتي تتمتع بسهولة الاستخدام مما يتيح إنشاء المحتوى بدون قيود الوقت والموارد المعتادة).

وعلاوة على ذلك فقد نال إعجابهن فكرة تكوين شبكة "المرأة في التكنولوجيا" والتي تهدف إلى عقد اجتماعات دورية وإنشاء مشروعات وتطويرها وصيانتها في مجالات مختلفة.

أما بالنسبة لنا، موظفي Google، فقد أثلجت هذه الجلسة صدورنا عندما شعرنا بأننا استطعنا بث روح الأمل من خلال تقديم أدوات تقنية مجانية سهلة الاستخدام تمكّن المستخدمين من المساهمة بإيجابية في مجتمعاتهم على النطاق التجاري والاجتماعي والثقافي.

تم تأسيس ورشة عمل "المرأة في التكنولوجيا" على يد مجموعة من موظفات أقسام متنوعة في Google؛ حيث يقضين 20% من وقتهن في توفير عامل ربط وتمكين وإلهام للمرأة في مجال التكنولوجيا.

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