Last updateFri, 07 Aug 2020 12pm

Important international program spurs Mexican girls to develop tech skills

Technovation is the world’s largest program aimed at introducing girls aged 10 to 18 to technology entrepreneurship. Promoted by the global non-profit organization Iridescent, it is supported by well-known companies such as Google, Oracle, Adobe, Uber and Samsung, and is endorsed by the likes of UNESCO and even the U.S. Peace Corps.

Where to go when you need a pro in the country

You’d be surprised how many talented techies have resisted the lure of the big city. Having lived in the countryside for over 30 years, I’ve had a chance to evaluate the skills of all sorts of pros, from carpenters and doctors to window makers, and I have seen some surprising results.