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Role Models & 3D Printers Inspire Algerian Teens to Tackle Tech

During a two-day program at Sylabs, a talent accelerator in Algiers, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Noureddine Tayebi and MIT researcher Dr. Riyadh Beghdadi helped lead a program designed to engage, inform and inspire this eager assembly of 16-19 year olds. GE supports innovation, entrepreneurship and SMEs in Algeria through a range of initiatives. These include Sylabs, where GE has installed a GE Garages workshop provisioned with Advanced Manufacturing tools that are available to Sylabs participants. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

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During a two-day program, the Sylabs Youth Academy in Algeria covered a range of topics, including basic programming, virtual reality, the Arduino open-source software, cybersecurity, design thinking and graphic design