BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 07, 2015
There are many organizations working to teach girls to code, allowing them to develop a super-empowering skill that helps level the playing field for women in STEM everywhere.
One of these groups is IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology, which is a project of the Global Fund for Women. In February, girls all over the world competed in the International Girls Hackathon, where “girl coders worked in teams to create a new website or application that could increase girls’ access to safe spaces in their communities (both online and physical). Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 29, 2015
Recent Vogue cover girl and all-around American sweetheart Karlie Kloss has added a new line to her expanding resume: coding advocate.
The supermodel has partnered with the NYC-based Flatiron School to establish the Kode with Karlie scholarship, which provides an intensive two-week training course where young women can learn to code. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 27, 2015
To say women of color are underrepresented in science and tech fields is a gross understatement. Black women fill just three percent of computing jobs in the U.S. And according to a recent study, despite expressing interest in STEM fields in higher numbers, black women are less likely than their white counterparts to obtain degrees in those fields. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 20, 2014
Serious coding and computer engineering isn't something just for the boys (duh!), but that is the message you would get if you picked up the kid's book "Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer." Although you might assume at first glance that it's a super empowering and inspiring tale about Barbie reaching her dream of becoming a computer engineer, you would be wrong. A more accurate description would be that Barbie designs the game she wants to make for her coding class but needs Steven and Brian to turn it into a real game. Yeah, you read that right. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 11, 2014
I attended my first game jam ever this weekend at NYU’s Gaming Center and I was incredibly nervous and intimidated. I was invited by one of the ladies of Code Liberation, an all-girl organization that aims to level the playing field in the game world and provides free game programing classes to women in order to create gender equality in the gaming industry. This particular event was hosted by a research center centered around game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 11, 2014
Girls Who Code is at it again! High school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two friends who met at the educational computer science program Girls Who Code, created the new video game Tampon Run as their final project, and it's as great as it sounds. (Don't worry, the game is not about sending your dad out during your period and crossing your fingers he buys the right brand. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Sep 09, 2014
Long gone are the glory days of Myspace, where anyone with enough self-devotion and time could HTML their way to incredible levels of social cred and...
So we were super psyched when Google announced in June that it would offer free coding lessons to women and minorities interested in learning the trade. But then we were super bummed when Google subsequently closed the application because, duh, so many people wanted to get involved. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 14, 2014
I think the first time I really played with coding was on Neopets. I was about 12 years old and I didn’t know it was called “code” - just that it was HTML and it made the wallpapers of my personal pages look sweet as hell. Then I moved on to bigger and better things (aka wasting my life away on Facebook) and forgot all about my days of messing around with the cool layout of the internet.
When I first heard about Girls Who Code, I was totally impressed by how involved girls were getting in the tech world and all of the amazingly intense stuff they were turning out. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 14, 2014
On your marks, get set, code! This weekend, The Ace Hotel kicks off its second Codeathon series, this time with a focus on women’s health. The Ace and its partners, Jawbone and the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, will challenge female developers and designers to create new apps focused around women’s physical and mental health. Female innovators in technology and medicine will mentor these women and also judge the final products. Read More