Maker, Coder, Workshop Leader, Social Entrepreneur & Tech Advocate
Avye, now in Year 9, started coding and attending physical computing workshops at 7 years old. She is very active in the tech and maker community, and leads regular robotics workshops, both in-person and virtually.
Avye is enthusiastic about sharing her skills and experiences with others and is an Arm ambassador, part of the GenArm2Z program which enables young people to talk to tech leaders about how technology is being used and shaped for the future.
Three years ago, after repeatedly observing that the majority of the attendees at her workshops were boys, Avye decided to set up Girls into Coding (GIC). GIC offers girls aged 10-14 opportunities to explore coding, physical computing, robotics and 3D printing. Through GIC she aims to engage at least 1000 girls each year.
Avye has won multiple awards for her tech creations and for creating opportunities for girls to engage with STEM, including The Diana Legacy Award, The Tech Women100 Award, The FDM EveryWoman in Technology Award. The Coolest Project UK and recently a Tech4Good Award.
Avye believes that you are never too young for your ideas and your efforts to have value.