Now, equality would say that you shouldn’t target an opportunity by gender, but today I am, because women and girls are far behind in a particular set of skills needed for current and future workplaces. Coding is the language that tells computers and digital devices what to do. I like to think about it as a more complex form of this:
While The Imitation Game does talk about code making and breaking it is portrayed as a system of guesswork, your constantly looking for that one string to pull on, once you find a string to pull on to all comes together.
Back to Karlie, who I alluded to last Tech Tuesday. Karlie Kloss is a model, yep a runway model, she is also a Taylor Swift Girlgang member. She is also a Techie, she vlogs, and instagrams better than most. She helped to run a scholarship programming school, last August.
21/600 got to go last summer, and I would say more people will apply this year. FYI 14 of the chosen girls had never coded before. Programs like Karlie’s are stepping stones towards improving coding amongst young girls and giving them better skills for the future.
Info about the 2016 Northern Hemisphere Summer can be found at https://precollege.flatironschool.com/cities/new-york/summer/courses
This is my Fav blog post about the school.
General info about the school can be found here:
This includes lots of stories about the program, in Video form (I love a video)