Google launching Made with Code: an initiative to inspire girls to code

Google launching Made with Code: an initiative to inspire girls to code

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Code is the tool to help you build the world you want top see. -Erica Kochi: Co-Leader of UNICEF's Innovation Unit, Made with Code Mentor

Google and YouTube have just announced the launch of a new program designed to inspire girls all over the world to empower themselves and their resumes by learning to code. The program, called Made with Code, also teaches girls and young women all of the possibilities that are available in the international job market that involve a knowledge of coding.

Open up YOUR world today by joining the Made with Code Community!

From the post:

by Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

Along with Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology, SevenTeen, TechCrunch and more, Google is launching Made with Code, an initiative to inspire girls to code.

The program includes:

  • Cool introductory Blockly-based coding projects, like designing a bracelet 3D-printed by Shapeways, learning to create animated GIFs and building beats for a music track.
  • Collaborations with organizations like Girl Scouts of the USA and Girls, Inc. to introduce Made with Code to girls in their networks, encouraging them to complete their first coding experience.
  • A commitment of $50 million to support programs that can help get more females into computer science, like rewarding teachers who support girls who take CS courses on Codecademy or Khan Academy.

We’ve also posted videos about women who are using code in their dream jobs, like Miral, Danielle, Erica and other inspirational girl coders — like Brittany Wenger, who is using code to fight cancer.

And, we’ve developed a few steps parents can take at home to get their daughters excited about computer science.

Read more about the initiative here.

Watch Miral Kotb - Dancer, Software Engineer, Founder of ILuminate and Made with Code Mentor:

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