Beirut’s girl geeks aim to close tech gender gap


CNN)— Karine Ramadan is a self-confessed teen geek who often spends five hours a day on the internet.

She would love to work in technology when she is older, but will have to fight against a stark “gender gap” among Lebanon’s high-tech community, according to activists.

Karine, 16, was the ideal candidate for Girl Geek Camp, currently running for the first time for 16 teenagers in the mountains of Lebanon.

The girls learn about social networking, internet security, basic programming, blogging, photography, gaming, mobile technology, video editing, careers in technology, entrepreneurship and much more.

Teenagers taking part in Girl Geek Camp Lebanon July 8-14, 2011

Categories: Education

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