PhD Graduation and Outstanding Achievement medal award

Today I received my PhD and a medal for outstanding achievement. I cried when the medal was presented to me on stage, and that's because nothing would have happened if it wasn't for the people that have been supporting and loving me these years.

Marily Nika PhD

And this is the video from the ceremony.

TEDxZurich

I am really excited to announce that I gave a talk for TEDxZurich on October 2nd. I talked about "My hypothetical daughter’s career in tech: a futurespective of a life yet to be lived". VIDEO

Girl Tech Clubs for Schools

I developed the programming course curriculum for the first pilot tech clubs that will run in London schools this winter. The goal was to find the coolest ways to teach coding (i.e. Sphero, Kodu) and inspire the young generation of girls to pursue a career in tech.
Photo: Showing Sphero Coding to girls (left)

Marily Nika Lady Geek Belinda Parmar

2nd Prize HackED 2013

Teamed up with 4 friends and won 2nd prize @Bill Gates foundation & Facebook London Education Hackathon (hackED)!

Marily Nika Bill Gates Foundation

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg - Marily NikaI got to meet Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, during the celebration of her book "Lean In", in 11 Downing Street.

The book should definitely be read by everyone (both men and women)!

Here are some of her quotes:

"This is me leaning in. Writing this book is what I would do if I weren't afraid"

"It's time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table"