Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Girls Who Code Taps Four Teen Girls for YouTube Series

When it comes to shattering the myth that tech is just for nerdy boys, there's still a lot of work to be done. Girls Who Code is doing its part to create more modern role models of young female coders. The nonprofit launched its first original YouTube series last week, "My Code," which features four teen girls who've gone through the Girls Who Code program. There are 10 three-minute episodes, each centered around themes such as "what is code," "things that are created with code," "careers with code" and "coding mentors." The girls talk candidly about their own experiences in these areas. The girls were selected out of 50 applicants through a "pretty robust" casting process that included video auditions and phone calls. The mission is twofold: Redefine what a coder looks like and educate girls on all the things that coding can be used for. Read more...