Mr. Demetris Skourides is the Chief Scientist for Research, Innovation, and Technology appointed by President Nikos Christodoulides. Since his appointment in September 2023, Mr. Skourides has been entrusted with the pivotal role of leading Cyprus towards becoming a dynamic and competitive economy, propelled by research, scientific excellence, innovation, technological development, and entrepreneurship. Join us in this enlightening interview as we unravel Mr. Skourides' career path, his goals for the future, and his strategic vision for positioning Cyprus as a regional powerhouse in research and innovation. Explore the initiatives and projects driving this transformative agenda, and gain insights into the critical role of businesses, digital transformation, and AI in shaping Cyprus's future landscape.
This week we explore the world of maternity and AI with Natalia, the founder and CEO of Soula. As a seasoned expert in maternity wellbeing and care, Natalia brings over 15 years of experience collaborating with global organizations to bridge the gap in maternal care. We explore her journey from leading social impact projects to founding Soula, an innovative AI-powered compassion care solution supporting women through all stages of maternity. We talk about her personal battles with postnatal depression, the motivation behind her move to Cyprus, and her insights into the integration of AI with human expertise to enhance maternal care. Tune in to discover how Soula is revolutionizing support for mothers and families, one AI interaction at a time.
In this episode, I'm joined by Josie Christodoulou, the Commissioner for Gender Equality, for a deep dive into the shifting role of women in the technology sector. We journey from a time when women were the programmers, through a pivotal moment when two men's profiling methods pushed women aside, to a contemporary debate sparked by an engineer's claim about the biological unsuitability of women to work in tech. Join us as we explore the roots of the current disparities and discuss Cyprus's National Strategy for Gender Equality.
In this episode, we're joined by Gala and Tanya, leaders of Women in Tech Cyprus, as they share their experiences and insights on advancing women in the tech industry. From their personal journeys that led them to tech and prompted their move to Cyprus, to the joys and challenges of building a community with nearly 350 members, they offer an inspiring look at what it means to lead and empower women in a dynamic field.
In this week's episode, I am joined by Mr. Charalampos Theopemptou to explore a key moment in space history where Margaret Hamilton's pioneering software engineering prevented potential disaster during the Apollo 11 mission. We also touch on the dawn of computing in Cyprus, weaving the past with our present endeavors to inspire more women to join and lead in technology.
This week's episode celebrates the recent successes of young Cypriot girls in global tech competitions. First I talked with a team of primary school students who represented Cyprus in the international Robotex Robotics competition in Talin, Estonia, and won second place in the Water Rally. Then I discussed with Mariza Paspalli who at just 13 years old won the bronze medal at the Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics last November.
Close your eyes and imagine an engineer. Does he wear a yellow vest and a hard hat? I bet he does. Now, close your eyes again and imagine a software engineer. Is he a white, pale, geeky dude? Does he look like Mark Zuckerberg? This week Stavriana comes to the studio to help me dispel all the myths about what a software engineer looks like.
I asked ChatGPT to write me a summary for this episode. Here is what ChatGPT has to say: 🤣 Grab your popcorn, folks! In this week's episode, we dive into the wild world of corporate chaos as we dissect the hilariously amateur firing of a CEO by a board of directors who clearly missed the memo on professionalism!
If you want to talk about the origins of computing and programming, the one person you must definitely talk about is Grandma Cobol, the Queen of Code, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. And this is exactly what we do this week with the help of Celia.
Στη σελίδα 62 του 101 BASIC Computer Games, του βιβλίου που εισάγαγε εκαντοντάδες χιλιάδες αγόρια στο προγραμματισμό εμφανίζεται το πρόγραμμα BUNNY, το οποίο εκτυπώνει την εικόνα του λογότυπου του κεφαλιού κουνελιού του Playboy. Επίσης, στα 101 BASIC Computer Games ήταν και το UGLY, που περιγράφεται στο βιβλίο ως ένα πρόγραμμα που «ζωγραφίζει μια άσχημη γυναίκα»
Η εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία του κώδικα προγράμματος Apollo με τη Margaret Hamilton είναι διάσημη. Αλλά στην ίδια σειρά υπάρχουν και άλλες φωτογραφίες.