This is separate from the recent Women in Tech award she was recently nominated for. Ugh she’s so cool. 🤩🤩
Two people, however, ended up meeting up with me. Adrienne (of Geeks in Cambodia) and Sikieng! Both were obviously super helpful.
Basically, the OG Cambodian in Women in tech quietly tech women how to code. This is an organized group, and they’ve been doing this since long before I rolled up. Most are faculty at RUPP.
Oh, and they don’t get paid for this. They also don’t try to get publicity because they’re too busy actually teaching and helping Khmer Women.
More specifically, we talked about tech in Cambodia.
Tech development is mostly a series of events that lead to PR coverage and usually don’t lead to sustainable change. Rarely do efforts teach Cambodians actually technical skills.
The tech curriculum in Khmer schools is super outdated — but again, more on that later.