NYTimes.com – Opening a Gateway for Girls to Enter the Computer Field

Opening a Gateway for Girls to Enter the Computer Field – NYTimes.com.

“We actively recruit women, but there’s just not that many women who want to do this kind of work and are equipped to do the work from their education,” said Adam Messinger, the chief technology officer at Twitter, who is on the board of Girls Who Code.

Opening a Gateway for Girls to Enter the Computer Field - NYTimes.com

Girls Who Code is one of a number of programs that aim to close the gender gap in computer science and technology by intervening early, when young women are deciding on an educational and career path. Victoria VanDrost, 11, left, signed in at a recruiting event held at Google’s New York City offices in March.”

Opening a Gateway for Girls to Enter the Computer Field - NYTimes.com

“Kristin Cour, 15, center, who attended an eight-week Girls Who Code program last year, explained her project to attendees, including Shimme Siddika, 17, second from right, a fellow alumna.”

Now, Ms. Geist said, “I see a computer scientist could be anyone” — including herself.”

The article goes into more detail about this movement.

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