Black Girls CODE to Introduce Girls in New York City to Careers in Technology
Black Girls CODE presents a Build a Webpage in a Day workshop and Women of Color in STEM Career Panel for girls. Girls ages 7 to 17 will build their own unique web page in one day using fun games and activities. Women technologists in the fields of web design and development will inspire girls with stories of their career successes.
Black Girls CODE’s workshops are geared towards introducing girls to the technology space and encouraging them to pursue careers as technology creators and entrepreneurs. The Build a Webpage in a Day workshop will teach girls the HTML and CSS computer programming languages, and basic web structure. The Women of Color in STEM Career Panel will feature women who’ve used their skills in web design and development to launch successful careers or their own businesses. A question and answer period will conclude the panel. Confirmed panelists include:
Allyson Gill – Student at CUNY York College studying web design
Aile Momoh– Application Developer
Nickay Piper– Speaker, Instructor and President of Market Grub Media
Tiffanie Stanard – Founder and CEO of We are MENT, Founder and CEO of Prestige Concepts
Saron Yitbarek – Software Engineer and Founder of Code Newbie
These events would not be possible without generous support of Black Girls CODE local partner/sponsor, Google; and Pace University.
Saturday, April 11; Workshop – 10am to 4pm; Career panel – 10:30am to 12pm
Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY
The workshop and career panel will provide girls from all corners of New York City an opportunity to be exposed to the fast-growing field of computing in which there will be 1.4 million jobs created by the year 2020.
About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. Black Girls CODE is committed to changing the face of technology. The San Francisco based nonprofit introduces girls of color, ages 7-17, to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields. In 2012 the nonprofit launched in 10 cities nationwide and expanded to South Africa. Voted as “2012 Most Innovative Nonprofit” by Bank of the West and “Top Social Enterprise Improving the Lives of Women and Girls” by Women Deliver in 2013, the nonprofit continues to expand and empower hundreds of girls worldwide. Learn more about Black Girls CODE at BlackGirlsCode.com