Ericsson-LG held Girls in ICT Hackathon on May 16th and 17th for female science and engineering students
Out of 127
teams, 10 selected teams conducted demos using Ericsson IoT Accelerator through
the two days of hacking
Girls in ICT
event held every year with the hope that young female talents will grow into
leaders in the future ICT industry in Korea
Ericsson-LG held Girls in ICT (GICT)
2019 Hackathon event for female science and engineering students on May 16th
and 17th for two days. The GICT is an annual event organized by Ericsson-LG to
celebrate International Women's Day and to promote understanding and interest
in ICT industry for young female talents and encourage their career
development. The theme of this year’s contest was on various IoT service ideas
that support industry digitalization, especially driven by 5G.
A total of 127 teams submitted
proposals, and 10 teams were selected through preliminary screening. For the
selected 10 teams, a pre-training was also conducted to prepare demos to
realize their ideas using Ericsson IoT Accelerator.
On the 17th, IoT service demos
prepared by each team after a heated debate and serious development process
throughout the two days of hacking were presented by each team.
The final three teams, C.S.I,
Guardians of Agriculture, SYH won the competition. All the winners will be
offered prizes, certificates, and internship opportunities during their vacations.
Hakan Cervell, CEO of Ericsson-LG,
says: "Diversity inspires
change and reduces inequalities. For more developed
organization culture and industry future, we internally put a lot of efforts to
increase the proportion of female employees, especially female leaders. We also
hold GICT event every year, hoping that many young female talents will grow
into leaders in the future ICT industry in Korea."
Soosan Shin, who joind Ericsson-LG as a software developer after an intership through the past GICT, says: "It was good to be able to experience company culture and actual development work in advance through an internship. When I joined the company, I was surprised that there were quite many of female seniors, and I'm looking forward to working with more female juniors in the future."