Women Developers of the Future Programme Wins the Glomo Awards at MWC


Women Developers of the Future’, Turkey’s biggest software, education and development programme realized by Turkcell to increase employment of women in technology sector, won the ‘Women4Tech’ Industry Leadership award in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category at the Glomo Awards (Global Mobile Awards) 2019.

Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu received the award at the ceremony which took place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the 28th of February. Turkcell was the only telecom company to represent Turkey at the finals.

The focus of the Women Developers of the Future Programme is women aged 18 and older who are high-school graduates, college student or graduates who want to work in the mobile technology industry or who want to carry out their business ideas by using mobile technologies.

‘Yes data, yes jobs, yes women in our industry’

Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu stated that Turkcell aims to use the technology to empower society at scale and added: “We started the Women Developers of the Future Programme journey with this objective. With this conscience, we have established Turkey’s biggest women software, education and development programme to help drive transformation to assure gender equality in technology business. We employed test specialists among the participants in Women Developers of the Future Programme after trainings and entrusted Turkcell’s digital services and solutions to them.”

“Today, behind Turkcell’s global success is the punctiliousness, elaborateness and efforts of these women. This award shows the success of the Women Developers of the Future Programme and we are proud to ensure women’s contribution to the digital economy. The transformational value of technology as an equalizer empowers us to safeguard women’s part in the digital ecosystem.”

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WeWALK Smart Cane For Visually Impaired People Is On Stage At CES 2019


WeWALK, the Turkey-based smart cane project, took the stage at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019). The world’s first smart cane was of great interest.

Successfully crowdfunded on Arıkovanı in 2016, WeWALK continues to see great interest worldwide. The smart cane project has been given many different awards so far, including the Edison Award in 2018.

WeWALK, which has been carrying out this success in 2019, was picked as one of the “22 Innovative Technology Startups To Watch At CES 2019” by Forbes.

CES 2019 now began and the smart cane was of great interest among hundreds of brands and technology products. At the show where the leading technologies exhibited, the smart cane, which was developed with the contributions of YGA and Vestel, was introduced to the world through CNN International. Kürşat Ceylan, the leader of the project, explained the features of WeWALK, which revolutionized the way for the visually impaired people.

The world’s first smart cane WeWALK offers three revolutionary features: Obstacle detection, phone integration and open platform.

The obstacle detection feature detects and warns the user of obstacles at breast and head level such as signs, poles, branches, etc.

The phone integration feature simulates the phone screen and enables phone control when connected via Bluetooth.

Open platform feature is the ability to integrate with all mobile applications. Thus, new features can be added each passing day.

It’s on sale for $350.

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