Samar Baba has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and almost two years of professional experience in a multinational company. Samar holds an Engineering degree in Applied Mathematics and Modelling from the High National Engineering School of Tunis (ENSIT). While working as a Developer Advocate in the Company’s IT department, she used to represent and advocate for the tools, components, and guidelines designed by the architecture department before the Delivery Teams. She designed and conducted workshops, trainings, and tutorials for developers. Also, she was the product owner of the IT Department’s internal framework. Samar was also a volunteer committee member of the humanitarian activities department of IEEE, an organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Her role consisted of mentoring and reviewing the reports of the funded projects around the world. While working as a youth adviser within a consultancy focused on creating innovative ideas and social impact opportunities, she was in charge of a team of 25 youth for a Microsoft project preparing for the next generation workforce. Samar has volunteered for 6 years within IEEE. She used to lead an initiative called TAWASOL, funded by the organization, for two years. The project aimed to initiate social change in Tunisia through technology using a platform developed by the team. Through these experiences, she developed strong communication, project coordination, and implementation skills. Also, she acquired the ability to make decisions and solve problems. Samar enjoys focusing on the topics of entrepreneurship and education and has a strong passion for youth empowerment.
Host Organization: IBM
Role at Host Organization: At IBM, Samar will serve as the DevZ Experience Fellow – Z Student Hub: supporting youth engagement in preparing for the future of work through digital skill-building, professional development training, and building entrepreneurial spirit with youth around the world who have not been exposed to computer science or are new to IBM Z technology.