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Tag Archive: Girls Who Code
Here’s what caught our attention this week. Join in on the discussion and tell us what you have been reading.
There’s a vast amount of value waiting to be unlocked in Silicon Valley, and it’s not hiding under the Tahoe hills in veins of silver like the Comstock lode.
The founders of Girls Who Code and LearnVest, as well as an advisor to Twitter and Dropbox offer advice in this edition of our weekly reading guide.
Although tech is still a male-dominated industry, more and more women and girl coders are making inroads and paving the way for others to follow.
One founder reflects on what attending our recent Las Vegas conference taught her about getting more girls interested in tech.
Inside Girls Who Code, the summer camp where tech-obsessed girls from America recently mingled with their Middle Eastern counterparts.
How to Create More Girls Who Code: Bridge the Gap Between Girls and STEM in the Bay Area This Summer
The Silicon Valley teems with activities and camps for kids to get interested in science, technology and general innovation – help bridge the gap between girls and STEM by involving them at a young age!
‘Disrupt’ is a word that gets thrown around often in entrepreneurial and tech startup communities. But in order to disrupt an industry or market, you have to first disrupt yourself.
By Jasmine Gao (Data Strategist, Bitly & Fellow, Enstitute)
“You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me that growth and comfort do not coexist, and I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”
- Ginni Rometty, the Chairman and CEO of IBM
Two years ago, venture capital firm OATV bemoaned the lack of female applicants for an open associate position. A tweet today indicates things haven’t changed much. What’s stopping female applicants?
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
When an associate position opened up at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures a couple of years ago, impressive applications streamed in.
“The candidate pool is a wildly diverse mix of nationalities, skill sets, educational paths, professional experiences and personal interests,” reported co-founder Bryce Roberts. There was only one problem: “they’re all guys.”
Girls need to be encouraged to pursue STEM in the classroom, not just in extracurricular activities. But these programs are a start.
Building "Get TEKD" At AT&T Social Good Hackathon To Find The Right Class For You To Learn New Technology
The trick to increasing the underrepresented groups in tech is to make sure they get an invitation to be part of the tech community.
Get Introduced To Startup Ecosystem Leaders At PITCH NYC 2012 – NY Tech Meetup, 85 Broads, Girl Develop It, Springboard Enterprises, Pipeline Fellowship, Startup Weekend, Girls Who Code, Golden Seeds
Representatives from organizations will be attending PITCH NYC 2012.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
We are a little more than a week away from Women 2.0′s first PITCH Conference in New York – a full day of successful women entrepreneurs speaking about starting up and going big!
Along with mentoring at lunchtime, we will be introduced to the startup ecosystem in New York on November 14 during lunch by:
Girls paired up to complete their final projects, from mobile apps to computer games.
By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)
The first inaugural class of Girls Who Code graduated last Thursday after the 8-week summer crash course in technology and computer science. From about 100 applicants, 20 girls from underserved high schools across New York were chosen to participate in the summer program supported by big-name backers
If this next group of girls can walk out feeling like they rule, then there is no doubt you are looking at the next generation of young women in the tech world.
By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)
Please meet the next generation of the tech world – these lovely young women sitting in a room in Chelsea learning how to code, think big and become engineers.
Her passion for getting girls interested in technology and reaching across the divide is impressive – and she is making a difference doing what she talks about.