Breaking barriers of sound and language at Auto Shanghai 2023
The end of April saw HOLOPLOT welcome 22 school girls aged 10-16 to its HQ in Berlin to spend the day with the team as part of Girls Day, an initiative that encourages girls to consider careers in the tech industry. It is funded and supported by the responsible federal ministries, the Federal Employment Agency, social partners and representatives from the federal states, science, practice and business in Germany.
HOLOPLOT was formed out of the belief that the face of audio can be radically transformed and applies this thinking to all areas of the business. The need for transformation extends beyond the technology and innovation side, with HOLOPLOT continuously embracing diversity within the company, and shifting the prevailing gender disparity in the industry overall. By championing Girls Day, the HOLOPLOT team hopes to have helped inspire the next generation of females to join this great industry and strive for a career in tech.
From software engineering and web development to User Experience and User Interface design, the participants got hands on having a go at design and coding exercises. The day finished with an overview of the physics of sound and engineering of HOLOPLOT products - the creativity and enthusiasm was infectious.
“Tech is genderless, yet this industry is still heavily imbalanced, with women working in pro audio far outnumbered by men,” says Mailin Paashaus, Head of People and Culture. “Initiatives like Girls Day are a great way to share our excitement about what we do here at HOLOPLOT, and show participants that science and software is for everyone. We are delighted the girls were as passionate about the day as we were, and we hope we see many of them pursuing tech careers in the future.”