An Open Day at Pressure Line
July 10, 2018

An Open Day at Pressure Line

On July 10th  2018 Pressure Line welcomed 6 girls from Andreascollege Pieter Groen, Katwijk to present them the Digital Girls project ideas and products and motivate them to choose for a career in the digital sector. Our role model Janet Boltjes, a solution architect at HP Nederland BV, told her inspiring story about her study and work experience and convinced the girls that the IT world is not only a men’s world. ‘What you need is working together with diverse people. So you get continuously new and better ideas!’, she said. After the official program the girls were given the opportunity to make their first steps in a digital profession. Each one of them had to design her own business card using different colors and fonts and learning how to work with InDesign. You could see the joy on the girls’ faces! They had lots of fun experimenting and learning new software programs and turning an idea into a final product! Each one was proud of her beautiful business card!!
An Open Day at Pressure Line
Work meeting in Greece
June 21, 2018

Work meeting in Greece

Digital Girls partners gathered for a transnational meeting in Kalamata, Greece to discuss and decide how to organize the Inspiration Days in September, October and November in partner countries.  During these events the partners will present the project outcomes to a variety of target group representatives - youth organizations, cultural and emancipation centers, education bodies, employers, policy makers, decision makers, etc. A demonstration of the opportunities in the digital sector, a presentation of role models (life and by films) and networking sessions will be included in the program. On 16th of November 2018 a final conference will be held in The Netherlands to present the project ideas and outcomes to interested stakeholders and lay the foundation for establishing future cooperation opportunities for sustaining the project results. 
Work meeting in Greece
A Day on Set with Smashing Times
May 11, 2018

A Day on Set with Smashing Times

On May 11 th 2018, Smashing Times were delighted to be joined by 24 young women from Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Dublin on a film set to learn and experience how movies are made and the different careers available in the film industry. Smashing Times were joined by High Wire, a filming and editing company based in Dublin to introduce the young women to the equipment, the different jobs on a film set and to give the young women an opportunity to try out the different roles. The 24 women learnt about and operated the lights, sound, camera and were even able to get in front of the camera themselves and direct each other. Mary Moynihan, Smashing Times Artistic Director, was on hand to give the young women an overview of everyone’s role on set and to guide the students through how the equipment and software can create different styles and evoke different emotions. Also, as part of the day, the students received a talk by Producer, Stage Manager and Smashing Times staff member Tamar Keane on the difference between film and theatre and her experiences working as a Producer in Dublin. Tamar also showed the students the popular sound editing software, Qlab, and the young women were able to create their own sound design for live theatre.   The young women were delighted with their experience on set. After the day’s activities, the young women looked up the resources available on the Digital Girls website and watched Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna’s interview about her own career. The girls feedback was incredibly positive, with some stating they “ really enjoyed their experience ” and were “ definitely considering a career in film” .   With a massive thanks to High Wire and the young participants from Mount Temple, Smashing Times were delighted with the success of the day on set and are looking forward to seeing some of the young women who joined us working on films, as producers and sound designers in the future.
A Day on Set with Smashing Times
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