Nora Perseke

Nora Perseke studied in Bremen, Bologna and Berlin. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Theory from the Humboldt University in Berlin where she focused on the research of cultural realities in the fields of art and performance. Since 2015 she is part of the Code Week Team at Design Research Lab at the Berlin University of The Arts. Code Week is a European grass-roots movement that celebrates creating with code. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how to bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn. She currently works for Calliope, a project that brings coding to elementary schools with the help of a micro controller, the Calliope mini.

Why I Tech

I love the idea that digital technology has the potential to enable more and more people to bring their ideas to life. We need to establish a positive yet critical approach towards digital tools that are and will continue to be changing our lives and work fundamentally. An early digital education is the key to understanding computer-based technology and develop a self-confidence in relation to programming and hardware-prototyping.

#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is

My idea of technology is that it can make the world a bit better, that’s why I find it so important that the tech worlds opens up to be more diverse so that all of us can equally profit from technological developments. This is why I find the Ada Lovelace Festival one of the best tech ideas, bringing one of the underrepresented groups of the tech industry together: women. Let’s keep an eye on other marginalized groups and of course on intersectionality and let’s work together to make ourselves heard.