Newfoundland & Labrador Youth MakeDigital Waves
Dream up tech that will change the world.
We deliver digital skills experiences for NL girls and gender-diverse youth ages 11-18.
We are a grassroots organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech.
Digital Waves aims to help young women and gender-diverse youth develop new skills, and to inspire young people who are underrepresented in technology fields. As our dependency on technology grows, we wish to show the next generation of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs that tech can be harnessed to make the world a better place. We hope that by learning the creative aspects of the tech industry, and meeting adults who they can see themselves in, our participants will leave with not only new skills and confidence, but new ideas about their own future in our digital landscape.
Inspiring your kids to get out of their comfort zone can be tough, which is why we have incentivized our program to excite and motivate our participants. We also know that extracurricular activities in tech related fields can be impossible to find, especially in our rural communities. Digital Waves is a completely remote experience so we can deliver to as many diverse participants from across our province as possible. Our experience will also reveal new ideas of who can succeed in a career in science and technology, and how impactful a future in technology can be.
Hiring tech talent in NL has been difficult -- finding diverse candidates with fresh perspectives can be nearly impossible. Our team of volunteers are dedicated to our mission of closing the gender gap in technology. When the impact and inclusiveness of technology is taught to a more diverse selection of young people, the future of our industry will also be more diverse. By helping Digital Waves you are not only providing a young person with a potentially life-changing experience, you are also communicating to our participants that they are welcome in our community.
Brought to you by community role models.
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What We Do
The Digital Waves experience incentivizes young women and gender-diverse youth to become technology creators.
We believe that every person is capable of learning digital skills and creating world-changing technology. Here’s how our contestants become future innovators:
Learn Digital Skills
Learn concepts like coding, design, and entrepreneurship from our team of industry leaders.
Invent impactful designs and learn how to harness the power of technology.
Connect with professionals in the local technology and learn from shared experiences.
Gain New Confidence
Level up digital skills with impactful projects, enter to win awesome prizes.
Help us build an inclusive tech community.
Know of a queer-owned or-inclusive business, organization, or professional? Suggest a listing to be highlighted in our 2023 program.Suggest a Listing
Interested in helping with Digital Waves programs? All skills and expertise needed - planners, designers, coders, marketers, and so much more.Volunteer With Us
By sponsoring this program you’re helping provide life-changing experiences to those who are underrepresented in the tech sector.Sponsor Us
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