Girls in ICT Online Hackathon for female college students in science and
engineering on November 10th and 11th
Out of 99
teams, 10 selected teams conducted demos using IoT platform through online
can enable a reduction of global carbon emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030
announced that Girls in ICT 2020 event was held in a non-face-to-face hackathon
this year in consideration of COVID-19 situation. Ericsson-LG holds this event
every year for female college students in science and engineering, hoping that
more female talents will strengthen their capabilities in the ICT sector and
become leaders in the future through diversity and inclusion.
Research has reported that the use of ICT solutions can reduce global carbon
emissions by up to 15% by 2030. This event was held with the theme of
supporting sustainable development of the community and making positive changes
through ICT technology that enables the transition to a low-carbon economy
targeting various industries.
September, a total of 99 teams submitted proposals with various ideas for
solving the current and future climate change issues under the theme of “Reclaim
the future.” Among them, ten teams were selected and participated in the final contest
through online hackathon on November 10th and 11th.
first day, the 10th, hacking began in earnest, starting with basic training and
mentoring to implement each team's idea using an actual IoT platform. On the
second day, 11th, mentoring and hacking were conducted at the same time, and
IoT demos prepared for two days were presented. A, B, and C 3 teams won the final
competition and they will be provided with plaque, certificate of award, and
opportunities for internship.
Cervell, CEO of Ericsson LG, said, “Ericsson LG values diversity, and gender
diversity is one of the important values for introducing diverse ways of
thinking beyond age, background, and education. We believe that we can create
more creative and innovative outcomes, and we will continue to strive to
reclaim the future through our technology.”