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More than 20 female students from New Hope-Solebury High School visited AWeber in Chalfont on December 8. Together, AWeber and TechGirlz hosted an “Interactive Computing with Makey Makey” workshop that was taught by AWeber lady team members. The workshop kicked off “Hour of Code” Week, a national initiative offering the opportunity for students all over the country to try their hand at a computer science class for an hour. TechGirlz is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that aims to bridge the gender … read more
Written by Courtney Pugh of 1&1. Whether we see it in our television shows, hear it on the radio or read it in a book, there is a perpetual stereotype portraying individuals in the technology field as bona fide nerds. Everything from Steve Urkle’s jeans to Screech’s weirdness is cast onto the entire field of IT professionals. Although this may be an exaggeration in terms of social cues, wardrobe choices and many other factors, there is a real-life reflection in … read more
I have always believed that the earlier students have exposure to Computer Science (CS) and related technologies, the better. Not only in terms of absorbing the knowledge, but also in applying it to their future — from college major decisions to career choices. That’s one of the reasons I decided to volunteer at a recent TechGirlz event, to first-handedly take part in passing down computer-related knowledge to those younger than I. Even though awareness of diversity problems in tech are becoming … read more