By Ann Brown
Artificial intelligence took center stage as African female
technology experts met at Women in Tech Week in Ghana to promote women’s
involvement in the field.
When Lily Edinam Botsyoe was studying computer science at a university in Ghana, students wrote programming codes on a whiteboard because there were not enough computers. This made it difficult to apply the coding skills they were learning, she says, and the problem continues today.
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“We have students coming out of schools having the theoretical
background — which is very important because you can’t actually
appreciate something practical if you don’t have the theory. But, the
industry-ready skills is lacking because they didn’t have the hands-on
experience,” Botsyoe said.
She wants to see more resources for students, especially for girls
and women, to get practical experience in technology in Ghana and across
Today, Botsyoe is a system tester and works to mentor other women in coding and artificial intelligence.
Botsyoe presented at the Women in Tech Week in Accra, along with her colleague, Click here to read entire article