“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Meet Patricia Opio. She was one of the participants of the first ever RailsGirls Kampala.
She studied Management by profession. That is her back ground. She spoke to me about her experience:
interested in technology or media until recently when I thought, I should try out a
blog at least. A friend of mine told me about this event: so I signed up. When I got here, I was thrown into the deep end. The friend that
invited me didn’t know that I knew nothing. But the team has been helpful. They
made sure that I understood everything. Now, my first project is to do my own
website.” Now that is quite some resolve I must say.
basics. Some-how they have made tech seem like a field that one can handle, but coming here have realized that it
is simple. There are some basics that do not change and if you learn those, you
are good to go.”
|Girls busy coding at Outbox Hub last Saturday.|
Engineer be doing at a coding event, you may ask? Kellen explains: “I had gone to a friend for software to use for coding for my final year project. And because I am not into coding, I was looking for a user friendly program. That is how I got to know about this event. And I am glad I came, I found it a little easier. Actually I found that coding is not that hard.
I have found some new inspiration, so I am actually going to go home and code more because what I have found is that it is same
code, same strings that we usually write, so U don’t have to fear it.” Is it that easy?
So, do you sometimes doubt your ability to do something: well, don’t. Do not anyone till you otherwise. It can be done.
Girl Geek Kampala is all about empowering women an ladies that are already in technology or are looking to join it, or are very interested that it can be done. Their main objectives are to:
- Inspire the next generation of girl geeks to get involved in tech by equipping them with the basic programming skills.
- Inspire girls to turn their great applications into businesses
- get more girls into the growing tech scene in Kampala.
3 thoughts on “Impossible? Think Again. You can do it! – Rail Girls Kampala”
Rails Girls Kla was AMAZING!!
Thanks for the recap Ruth!
Am excited about this program. How do I join?
Thanks a lot for this. I live in Hoima and I missed you when you were here tntiseg the “new technology”. How I wish we had met. Or we can still do so.I am impressed by people who always come up to help local communities+256772221884( Phillip)