Encouraged by the positive feedback from the participants, we agreed that all children should get the chance to try out the basics of programming in a fun, tangible way. Word of a public code club spread through word of mouth and social media, and the registration for the first Code School filled up within an hour. Over 300 children were placed on a waiting list.
“BUT how can we get boys and girls excited about coding?” they ask in the video. By drawing with code!
Code School from Reaktor on Vimeo.
Source: Code School for children and heads of state – Reaktor
Nonprofit Girls Who Code is giving away scholarships to low-income girls who want to take their free summer coding classes. Here’s why.
Roughly 1% of girls study computer science — and just 20% of software developers are women. So Girls Who Code alumni have the potential to add a big influx of women into the STEM pipeline.
Source: Girls Who Code to give $1 million to underprivileged girls – Jan. 19, 2016