We’ve seen scientific advancements that we never imagined were conceivable in recent years. Regardless, STEM is a subject where there is a lot of gender inequality. The problem is that 1. many women lack advanced technical abilities to deal with future automation systems, which might lead to their unemployment, and 2. despite the fact that the number of men in STEM disciplines is increasing, there is still a scarcity of women in STEM fields. Why should women be left behind when the rest of the world advances? The EMK Center and Preneur Lab Youth and Innovation Trust teamed up to conduct a two-day program for women to teach them about Spark AR, graphics design, and augmented reality. Meta Developer Circle: Dhaka and MakerLab – EMK Center co-hosted the event.
The program’s tagline was “Women Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The program’s goal was to teach ambitious women about Spark AR, graphics, and augmented reality in order to develop future tech leaders. On the 17th and 18th of May, 2022, the training took place at the EMK Center. The event drew people from a wide range of backgrounds. The workshop was led by Ms. Ishrat Urmi, UI/UX Designer of iBOS, on both days.
During the class on the first day, participants learned basic graphics design, how to use the Spark AR program, and how to build various filters using the software. The participants were taught advanced graphics design and the production of AR filters on the second day.
An assignment was given to the participants, and the best five submissions were chosen. For their involvement, all of the participants earned certificates, and the five winners received interesting prizes in addition to their certificates.
More women need to be educated in order to succeed in today’s technological world. Artificial intelligence, Spark AR, machine learning, and other technologies must be familiarized with them. The “Begum Rokeya Squad: Women Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution” program aims to build future female tech leaders via hands-on training in this augmented reality technology to honor Bangladesh’s 50th anniversary.