The 100 Girls of Code program is organizing a massive campaign to get young women to participate in a “Girls Day of Code” on August 8, 2015. The organization has partnered with several groups in various communities to host coding-focused events for young women. Self-guided activities and webcasts are also available for individuals interested in participating. To date, there are 15 events currently scheduled across 13 US cities; in Dublin, Ireland; and in Costa Rica.
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. Read more….