Recently I learned about something really neat that Google's doing, and it's called Made with Code!
(info from the Made with Code site)
What is Made with Code?
Made with Code is an initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once. The movement is designed to do three things: To inspire girls by celebrating women and girls who are using code to do great things; to engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources; and to sustain their interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.
Why did Google launch Made with Code?
Made with Code builds on our long-standing commitment to increasing diversity in Computer Science. Since 2010 they're invested $40 million in organizations like Code.org, Girls Who Code, NCWIT and Black Girls Code. They are committing an additional $50 million over the next three years to further these efforts.
Google started Made with Code because even though increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, women aren’t represented in the companies, labs, research, creative arts, design, organizations, and boardrooms that make technology happen.
Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more usable, more safe, more kind, more innovative, more healthy, and more funny, but they need to help more girls find relevant ways to interact with it.
Cool, right? On the website there's some activities and projects to help you learn about coding. One of them is to use programming lingo to design and code a bracelet that will be 3D printed and mailed to you! You can design one right here. I made one as soon as I learned about it, and it came in today! I couldn't think of anything clever, so I just made it say my name, hahah. I love the color! It's Saints Row purple ;)
Here's the letter it came with:
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