There is a big gender imbalance in the tech industry; women make up just 26% of the computing workforce. Jewelbots wants to change this dynamic with programmable bracelets that make coding accessible for Gen Z girls. Can smart jewellery get girls interested in science and technology?
Gen Z are mad for mobiles and messaging; 88% of US teens have access to a cell or smartphone, typically sending and receiving 30 texts per day. But without WiFi or data plans, it’s hard to stay connected in the classroom. Thanks to messaging app Jott, you can chat to your mates without either.
Generation Z has grown up with a smartphone in one hand and an iPad in the other. So how come a craze for weaving plastic bands has taken playgrounds by storm? Where yo-yos and football stickers have gone before, loom bands are the kids’ craze of 2014. What exactly makes a Gen Z craze?
They don’t smoke, they don’t drink, and they want nothing more than to own a house and start a business. The kids of Generation Z may not even be 20 yet, but they've already earned a reputation as a bunch of squares. But are these digital natives really born to be mild?
With only 18% of computer science degrees earnt by women, Google has announced an initiative to encourage more girls to code. Made With Code is being funded with $50 million over the next few years to encourage high school girls to get involved in coding and programming.