EU Code Week Ambassadors

Iceland

Ambassadors

Rakel Solvadottir

Founder & CEO at Skema (Iceland) and reKode (USA). I'm a computer engineer with a background in psychology, and bear the 2013 title "Nerd of the Year" in Iceland with pride. As the founder of reKode & Skema, an award-winning computer education program for children, I'm innovative developer of teaching through technology. To share my work and the importance of using innovative approaches in education, as well as the importance of women empowerment, I'm a frequent speaker at conferences both in Europe and the U.S., with appearances that include WITI, TEDx and SXSW Interactive. I'm also a proud member of class 2014 - Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by Techstars.

Johanna Vigdis Gudmundsdottir

Johanna Vigdis Gudmundsdottir is Executive Director at Reykjavik University. An advocate of increasing the number of women in STEM, Ms. Gudmundsdottir has been the driver of the Girls in ICT Day in Iceland and has been running the program at the university since 2013. She also emphasizes the importance of female role modeling both in academia and within science and technology companies. Ms. Gudmundsdottir has recently partnered with Stanford University’s Women in Data Science (WiDS) to host a satellite WiDS event at the University of Reykjavik.