“I spent several days learning by trial and error, hoping that all the buttons work correctly and that no screens get stuck. With what we had learned about design in one of the workshops, I designed the logo, I used colors that were pleasing to the eye (lilac, in this case), and I tried to use various symbols to represent the different tools of the app. The public was the neighbors of my neighborhood and its surroundings, ”she recalls.
The app was the kick start for him to find his passion for technology. It motivated her to continue creating new products from that first development that worked as a springboard to discover a new universe.
In 2021 it was presented at the Technology for Inclusion Fair organized by La Matanza, in the Province of Buenos Aires. There he brought another app, called TAG, to help people experiencing panic attacks in emergency situations. It was programmed and designed with the same logic and technology as DogGo, but it shows an evolution in this type of development. The app received an honorable mention at the fair and led it to participate in the MILSET Science Fair for Latin America, which will take place this year.
“Since last year I am also a mentor in some science and technology clubs, where I can constantly practice with different tools”, he adds.
She remembers her first steps in the technology workshops as “an incredible experience”, in which she felt constantly motivated and empowered.
It was this context of constant challenge, as well as the possibility of identifying that she could use technology in practical applications that led her to discover a new world. Before that, her relationship with the techie world was very different.
“The technology did not attract my attention at all, in part I think it was because it was sold to me in a very archaic way: ‘To study something related to technology you have to do engineering’, or ‘you’re going to study only with men’”, says Agustina.
Have started the workshops; surrounding herself with other girls who, like her, were learning, helped her discover that technology could have a social side and, above all, that it could be conceived as a tool to solve problems.
“I am happy to have finally found my passion.”he concludes.