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Girls Who Code
on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The teen library is offering an event for girls each Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Training Lab.
The event is Girls Who Code, where girls will learn about computer coding.
To find out more information, you can click here!
Girls who code is an organization that is dedicated to fighting gender disparity in the Computer Sciences Industry. Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While intereste in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.
At this event, girls will learn:
mobile app development
create independent and group projects to solve problems in the community
connect with industry professionals