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'Made With Code' Initiative Engages Girls in Computer Science

Google has launched "Made With Code," an initiative designed to highlight the computer programming-related contributions of women and girls, while also using special projects and community-building to capture and maintain girls' interest in the field.

"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 Google's Made With Code site.

"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."

Since 2010, Google has invested $40 million in organizations such as Code.org, Girls Who Code, NCWIT and Black Girls Code. The company has committed an additional $50 million over the next three years to further these efforts.

Read the Made With Code FAQs and visit the main site.

 

Article by Celine Provini, EducationWorld Editor

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