Parent Wilda's Questions:
Why do you support Black Girls CODE?
"It is a program that is very much needed to expose our girls to tech,as a creator, not just a consumer. We need to show and reinforce in our girls that they can be and do anything they want, and anyone who tells them different is afraid that they will succeed and leave them behind."
Why do you send your daughter to Black Girls CODE workshops?"My daughter is very into tech, and classes or workshops are either not local, or very expensive. BGC is local. affordable, and a very nurturing environment. The first time at a workshop we were made to feel like we had always been part of the BGC family.She has made friends with other girls who are into tech."
What advice would you tell other parents about Black Girls CODE?
"If your daughter is into tech, this is the place for her, if she is not into tech, expose her to it, you never know what could happen."
Tech Diva Rebecca's Questions:
What do you love most about Black Girls CODE?
"Meeting other girls who are into Tech."
What was your favorite Black Girls CODE workshop?
"STEM Video Game Challenge"
What projects are you working on now or what type of computer projects do you work on at home?
"Making a game about a soda can named Dud who escaped from his 6-pack and is trying to get away from the Teenagers who are trying to drink him. ( I'm gonna need help coding some of it , hint, hint, hint)"
Why would you tell another girl to check out a workshop?
"It is fun and very interactive"
There are many ways you can help scale our winning model to communities around the world. Here are 3 things you can do right now!
- DONATE: Individuals and businesses alike can support Black Girls CODE’s crowdfunding campaign to educate 2,000 girls in computer programming. Donate now to help the organization launch their 10-city summer workshop series tagged “Summer of CODE 2013 - The Remix” and increase the number of girls of color in tech. Last day to donate is July 26, 2013. We can reach each student this summer for only $50 each, but they are all worth so much more.
- VOTE: Black Girls CODE is one of top three technology education nonprofits nominated to win $50,000 grant by Microsoft’s Azure developer community. Cast your vote now through October 31st, 2013. The nonprofit with the most votes win. Confirm your email to finalize your vote.
- VOLUNTEER: Technical and Nontechnical volunteers are needed to support workshops and other events organized by Black Girls CODE. Sign up to volunteer today.
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