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YWCA USVI to host coding party April 28th as part of Girls in ICT Day 2016


YWCA USVI invites the public to witness and take part in a Girls in ICT Day Coding Party at the St. Andrew’s Church Public Computer Center (PCC) on April 28, 2016 from 1-4pm.  International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year.

The Coding Party is the coda to a series of activities by the YWCA this spring, including the 4-week Cyberdefenders course and the Girls in ICT Fair held at All Saints Cathedral School on Tuesday (photos below, courtesy of YWCA USVI). “We are grateful to the presenters from International Capital and Management Company (ICMC), UVI ,Omni systems, All Saints IT students demonstrating their IT inspired science projects, as well as YWCA USVI IT resource table, and YWCA’s Cyber Saturday’s video and photo display,” says YWCA USVI President Donnalie Edwards-Cabey. “The event was a huge success. All together over 100 students participated in the info fair in a 2 hour period.”

 

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The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

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