Season 2 - Now in English!

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S2 - Ep. 16 - Feb. 20, 2024

A Dialogue with Cyprus' Chief Scientist

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.

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S2 - Ep. 15 - Feb. 18, 2024

AI-Powered Maternal Wellbeing

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.

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S2 - Ep. 14 - Feb. 4, 2024

Confronting the Profiling Out of Women in Tech

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.

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S2 - Ep. 13 - Jan. 22, 2024

Empowering Women in Tech

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. 

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S2 - Ep. 12 - Jan. 8, 2024

Burn Baby Burn

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. 

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S2 - Ep. 11 - Dec. 26, 2023

Young Cypriot Girls Triumphing in Global Tech Competitions

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.

 

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S2 - Ep. 10 - Dec. 11, 2023

#ilooklikeanengineer

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.

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S2 - Ep. 9 - Nov. 28, 2023

The timeline of the 5 days of chaos at OpenAI

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!

 

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S2 - Ep. 8 - Nov. 20, 2023

The Queen of Code

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.

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Blog & News

Dec. 27, 2023

Jean Jennings Bartik

Betty Jean Jennings (later Bartik) was born on December 27, 1924 and was one of six human computers chosen to work on ENIAC. She and the team taught themselves ENIAC's operation and became its (and, arguably, the world's) first programmers.

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Nov. 18, 2023

Voyager's Mission Status

Has this week's episode left you wanting to learn more about the Voyager mission? Good news, then because NASA is providing. Links to mission status and all kinds of information about the mission are in this article

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Oct. 15, 2023

JA Cyprus

In ep. 2 of Season 2 I had the pleasure of having as my guest Antigoni Komodiki, CEO of JA Cyprus. JA Cyprus is dedicated to educating students on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy skills through experiential, hands-on programs.

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Oct. 5, 2023

Before Barbie there was Lilli

The inspiration for the Barbie doll, long before Barbie became a computer engineer, game developer, or robotics engineer, was a German doll named Bild Lili.

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June 7, 2023

Alan Turing Commits Suicide

On June 7, 1954 Alan Turing committed suicide by eating an apple containing cyanide after he was convicted for “gross indecency” in 1952 when authorities discovered he was gay.

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June 5, 2023

H Ada συναντα τον Charles Babbage

Στις 5 Ιουνίου του 1833, η δεκαεπταχρονή Ada Byron συνάντησε για πρώτη φορά τον Charles Babbage.

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May 27, 2023

Tech Pride

The tech industry is dominated by white, heterosexual men. There is an under-representation of women but the numbers are even worse if we start talking about non-white people or people belonging to the LGBTQ+ community.

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May 15, 2023

Jeniffer in paradise

Μια γυναίκα σε μια παραλία στα νησιά Μπόρα Μπόρα έμαθε σε όλο τον κόσμο πως να επεξεργάζεται ψηφιακές φωτογραφίες

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May 8, 2023

BUNNY & UGLY

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»

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April 26, 2023

Ο κωδικας που πηρε τον ανθρωπο στο φεγγαρι ηταν πιο ψηλος απο τη δημιουργο του

Η εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία του κώδικα προγράμματος Apollo με τη Margaret Hamilton είναι διάσημη. Αλλά στην ίδια σειρά υπάρχουν και άλλες φωτογραφίες. 

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April 23, 2023

Girls in STEAM Academy

Το Girls in STEAM Academy έχει αποστολή να ενδυναμώσει και να δώσει έμπνευση στα κορίτσια να ακολουθήσουν καριέρα στους τομείς STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)!

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