Understanding the technology they use
For another colleague, Girls Day was an opportunity to help girls understand the technology they use every day. "I feel youth is losing touch with what makes the Internet. They are more users who don't understand the underlying technology," he said. "And when people don't understand how things work, they can be taken advantage of. This links directly with my day-to-day job for the Chief Security Office: without knowing the fundamentals of networking and operating systems, you can become an easy victim.”
"By showing these girls what components are involved behind the scenes to play a YouTube video of a 'vlogger' on their smartphone, I hope some at least consider technical study." In the event at the Hague office, he showed the girls how to set up a home network.
The first EMEA Girls Day was a beneficial experience for everyone involved. The girls gained a bit more understanding about how the technology they use every day works. And some of their curiosity and wonder reminded us AT&T employees how amazing today’s technological innovations really are! We are already looking forward to next year’s Girls Day!