METRONOM and ThoughtWorks present exciting IT projects

18 April 2018
On this day, girls are invited to have a look at companies operating in the fields of IT, crafts trades, science and technology and find out whether they could be considered for an exciting professional future.
Girls inspecting html code
26 April marks the national Girls' Day in Germany. On this day, girls are invited to have a look at companies operating in the fields of IT, crafts trades, science and technology and find out whether they could be considered for an exciting professional future. In Germany, this is the largest career guidance project for schoolgirls. METRO participates in the Girls' Day. METRONOM, METRO's IT entity, and ThoughtWorks, our partner, will jointly present different projects to demonstrate how exciting a job in the IT field can be. Two topics will be in focus on this day: Coding and Design. By way of practical examples, the interested girls will learn what is meant by 'Coding' and why 'Design' is not only important when decorating one's room but also plays a key role in the IT sector.

 

Design

In an interactive conversation, the Design Team will demonstrate how the design of a website or an app influences user behaviour. This conversation will be followed by a practical exercise where they are shown how to consistently and purposefully use design in an app or on a website. Last year, the participants developed a Justin Bieber web shop.

Coding

Coding (i.e. programming) is a very important element of IT and the core task of our partner ThoughtWorks. Every week, the team members meet for a "RoboNight" where they build small robots and teach them behaviours like for example identifying colours.

And that is precisely what the Girls' Day participants will do: they will experiment with microcontrollers and LEDs, write a code to simulate traffic lights and teach the robots to follow a line.