Women can code too! Photo source: Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr
Have you ever considered creating technology or working with code? According to a recent Google Official Blog post, not many high schools girls are thinking about it. The post explains that only about one percent of high school girls plan to go on to major in computer science. While I was surprised (in a disappointed way) by that low number, I was surprised (in a good way) by hearing about the Made with Code initiative.
What is Made with Code?
This campaign is one that aims to get girls more interested in computer science. That involves learning code and more. So, it’s more than simply playing with smartphones and browsing the web – it’s about sparking interest in technology.
Made with Code is a Google initiative that is done in partner with Chelsea Clinton (hello future blog post!), Mindy Kaling (awesome 101!), the National Center for Women & Information Technology, TechCrunch and other notable organizations. Coders are a-coming, if this initiative has its way!
How to get more girls focused on coding
Gwen Stefani in concert at Forum, Copenhagen. Photo source: Laust Ladefoged, CC By 4.0, via Flickr
Singer Gwen Stefani is a woman of many talents, from songwriter to fashion designer and Mom of three boys. While many of her achievements are well-known, including her Grammy nod in 2006 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, here are five surprising facts you may not know about the American singer… yet.
1. Gwen Stefani has ska music roots
Did you know that her on-again, off-again music group No Doubt has ska roots? Yes, when the group first formed in 1986, they primarily did ska type music. Over time, as the group released albums, they picked up punk, pop and rock sounds that made for original hit songs such as “Hey Baby” and “Spiderwebs.” Continue reading