Oct 21, 2014

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Google Introduces New Initiative: Made With Code

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This week Google introduced Made with Code, a new initiative that encourages young women to do and make great things, such accessories, GIFs, avatars, and so much more, all using code.

Made with Code is designed to do three things:

  • Inspire girls by celebrating women and girls who are using code to do great things.
  • Engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources.
  • Sustain girls’ interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.

“We 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,” reads a statement shared on Made with Code’s FAQ page. “Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more usable, more safe, more kind, more innovative, more healthy, and more funny, but we need to help more girls find relevant ways to interact with it.”

Made with Code is essentially an online community for new and experienced coders. Young girls can log onto the site and participate in a coding project based on their experience level. Even cooler: parents can host Made with Code coding parties for their girls, complete with a party kit provided by Google.

The mind boggles at all that can be made with code. What will your little girl make when she logs on?

If you’re interested or simply want to learn more about Made with Code, visit the movement’s website: https://www.madewithcode.com/

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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