As part of the celebration of International Women’s Day, the Student Chapter of Information Technology Engineering (ITI) of the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí (UPSLP) held the first edition of the event “< code > like a girl”, on Wednesday, March 8th, with the theme of “Because Science and Engineering Really Are Careers For Women”.
The event consisted of workshops focused on students from the ITI department. One of them was the workshop “Python for beginners” by Liliana Gámez Zavala, full-time professor in the ITI department, in which the different functions of Python and its applications in various areas such as Data Science and Prediction were shared. Likewise, the workshop “Encryption for beginners” was taught by Dr. Jesús Agustín Aboytes, professor from the Science Department of the UPSLP.
Finally, there was a panel of graduates with the participation of Dr. Ana Isabel Grimaldo, Magda Karina Beltrán, Sandra Herrera, Diana Rodríguez, Sonia Alvarado and Julieta Rodríguez. The graduates of the ITI degree program shared experiences and challenges they faced in the industry and workplaces, shared some tips for future graduates, and highlighted the opportunities offered by different companies to women, with the aim of closing the gender gap in the workplace, emphasizing the importance of their training at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí, and the opportunities offered during their studies.
The ITI Student Chapter thanked the attendees of the different activities of “< code > like a girl”, their participation and the ITI Academy and the UPSLP for providing all the facilities to carry out this event.
Daniela Guadalupe Ramirez Castillo
Student Chapter President
Liliana Gamez Zavala
ITI Full Time Professor
Dr. Francisco Cruz Ordaz Salazar
EP COORDINADOR OF ITI