Although the digital divide is steadily eroding, tremendous barriers to entry in the technology field still remain for women of color.
Early access and exposure are essential to changing the status quo. Through a combination of workshops and field trips, Black Girls Code is providing girls with new skills in computer programming, introducing them to role models in the technology space, and building their confidence to become tech creators and entrepreneurs.
And we're having big fun along the way. Here are just a few of the events and programs we've been a part of since our launch. Plenty more are coming up, so stay tuned.
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Black Girls Code hosts our first bilingual workshop!
Black Girls CODE in partnership with the Latino Startup Alliance hosted our first bilingual coding workshop on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 with San Francisco community partner MEDA. There were over 70 girls in attendance from all over the bay area and more than 30 parents who participated in the parallel track of workshop on financial literacy, digital literacy, and a technology career panel. The event was a major success and expanded Black Girls CODE to introduce young Latina women to coding and technology. Thank you to GZ Photography for capturing the day in all of the many beautiful images.
*Photos courtesy of GZ Photo.com