Today, GlobeNewswire published a press release sharing the exciting news about the upcoming TechGirlz record breaking event in March! Read on to check out how you can get involved or find an event in your community for the TechGirl in your life to attend. Also, be sure to check out the other publications listed at the end of this page, helping to spread the word about the big benchmark TechGirlz hopes to set.
Nonprofit inspiring middle school girls to explore careers in tech on pace to surpass 2020 goal of reaching 20,000 students
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- To honor Women’s History Month this March, TechGirlz today announced plans to set the world record for the number of girls coding at the same time through its March 30th Code Breakers event. TechGirlz also announced that it is on track to exceed its prior forecast of reaching 20,000 girls by 2020.
“In Code Breakers, we hope to create a world record that can quickly be broken,” said TechGirlz CEO and founder Tracey Welson-Rossman. “There is a rising tide of girls joining programs like TechGirlz because of an interest in tech, to learn new skills with their friends, or to pursue it as a lucrative and empowering future career. It is only fitting that we recognize this sea change on the occasion of Women’s History Month.”
On March 30, 2019 from 12pm-3pm EST, TechGirlz will host Code Breakers workshops that connect girls from around the country through video chat to set this world record. Run by TechGirlz volunteer mentors, each workshop will instruct participating girls on coding basics and coordinate a website development project. The goal of the program is to call attention to the need for more women to participate in technology careers, and ultimately to inspire others to break the new record.
Code Breakers has already attracted partners like Drexel University that will host a workshop in Pennsylvania. Additional Code Breakers workshops have been scheduled in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee with more to be announced soon.
More information about Code Breakers, including how to attend or host a workshop, can be found at https://www.techgirlz.org/code-breakers/.
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