Kennebunk, ME (June 02, 2017) — The Middle School of the Kennebunks Girls Who Code club, sponsored by Plixer, graduated their 2016-2017 class. Throughout the ’16-’17 academic year, girls from 6th through 8th grade worked on a “CS (Computer Science) Impact Project,” where they learned to use computer science to solve the problem of effectively communicating information over the internet. To complete the project, club members learned the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages.
Jennifer Maher, a software engineer at Plixer and facilitator of the program, shares, “I couldn’t be prouder of the program and the hard work of the girls this year. We are taking the first steps to promote equality in STEM vocations. I look forward to seeing the program grow and working with the girls during the next school year.”
“The technology industry suffers a tremendous gender gap, which is why I’m excited to sponsor a local chapter of Girls Who Code. It is great knowing there are programs like this that introduce girls to technology and encourage them to pursue it as a field of interest. I am proud to support this program now and into the future.” says Michael Patterson, CEO, Plixer.
You can learn more about The Middle School of the Kennebunks Girls Who Code club by visiting their club website https://kennebunkgwc.github.io/
About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities by sponsoring 500 after-school clubs for teenage girls all over the country. By the end of 2016, Girls Who Code will have reached 40,000 girls in every US state. Additional information is available at www.girlswhocode.com.
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