By Emma Dessau ‘16
In addition to weekly programming, the club also provided students with the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, ranging from Presentation alumnae in the industry to representatives from Intel and Hoopla Software. In March, the members of Girls Who Code even had the opportunity to attend a special event at Google called “Made with Code,” where they were able to code with a new Google app. Annette Chu ‘16 said, “This program is amazing because it introduces students to the wide range of opportunities that come with exploring computer science.”
Adrienne Renner, the club’s moderator, reports that this first year is already inspiring girls to seek out careers in technology.She says, “Our students are becoming more interested in the field of computer science. Consequently, our enrollment has increased in our Intro to Java and AP Computer Science classes.” By encouraging young women today, Girls Who Code is already building tomorrow’s STEM workforce.
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