TechBirmingham, in conjunction with the 100 Girls of Code (100girlsofcode.com) program, is hosting a “Girls Day of Code” on August 8, 2015. The event is designed to get young women to participate in coding activities and development. Self-guided activities and webcasts are available for individuals interested in participating in the event. There are 15 events currently scheduled across 12 US cities, including Birmingham.
The mission of 100 Girls of Code is to achieve gender parity in STEM fields by introducing more young women to coding education and computer engineering at a young age. The organization seeks to inspire more female participation in STEM by providing young women an opportunity to create and gain confidence in what they create. All 100 Girls of Code workshops are led by female programmers who are not only experts in their fields and academically trained, but most importantly, they are “girls of code” themselves.
“The support from the local business community has been overwhelming. In addition to this event, TechBirmingham is still looking for volunteers as well as sponsors to enable at least four local 100 Girls of Code events over the next year,” said Jennifer Skjellum, President of TechBirmingham.
The event will be held at Innovation Depot from 8:30-12:00 p.m. and is open to girls ages 10-18. For more information and to register to attend please visit www.100girlsofcode.com/birmingham-al.html.
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