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INTERESTED IN CODING? 

Hey girls! Are you interested in learning how to code?

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs.
Women are on track to fill just 3%. Let’s change that. 

Here are some great resources that you can check out.

Girls- get out there and code it!

 

Black Girls CODE’s mission is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040. Visit us at www.blackgirlscode.com!

 

Girls Who Code is the national non-profit working to close the gender gap in tech. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join 40,000 Girls Who Code at www.girlswhocode.com!

 

Skillcrush is an interactive online learning community for creatives, thinkers, and makers. We’re here to demystify technology, and we believe that learning digital skills should be entertaining, delightful, and approachable. Come hang with us at www.skillcrush.com!

STORIES ABOUT CODING FROM GIRLS

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“Girl Powered” Robotics Competition

Dozens of teenage girl teams clad in purple shirts huddled around their plastic toolboxes, filled with small screws, sprockets, springs, and plastic and metal components.

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17 Year Old started her own STEM Club

YES! Catherine Fergesen, a 17-year-old student at St. Brendan School, in Clifton, started a STEM girls club on her own. Click here to read more about it.

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Girls Who Code

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Do I Need to Be Good at Math to Code?

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7 Movies About Tech Geniuses

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Black Girls Code Ep. 2: Miami

BLACK GIRLS CODE SERIES EP #2: Miami BLACK GIRLS CODE: THE SERIES is a unique documentary web series is meant to inspire. This episode focuses on BGC's recent workshop in

Coding is worth it, trust me.

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Developing True Grit Through Code

Developing True Grit Through Code Hi! My name is KaYesu Machayo and I am a senior in high school. My mom came to America as a Ugandan refugee during Idi