Black Girls CODE Careers in Technology
Black Girls CODE’s workshops are geared towards introducing girls to the technology space and encouraging them to pursue careers as technology creators and entrepreneurs. On Saturday , April 11th at Pace University, The Build a Webpage in a Day workshop taught girls the HTML and CSS computer programming languages, and basic web structure. The Women of Color in STEM Career Panel featured women who’ve used their skills in web design and development to launch successful careers or their own businesses. A question and answer period held included the following panelists:
• Allyson Gill – Student at CUNY York College studying web design
• Aile Momoh – Application Developer
• Nickay Piper – Speaker, Instructor and President of Market Grub Media
• Tiffanie Stanard – Founder and CEO of We are MENT, Founder and CEO of Prestige Concepts
• Saron Yitbarek – Software Engineer and Founder of Code Newbie
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer closed the panel saying “every single phone booth in NYC is going to be a hotspot, however there is still a big digital divide in New York City.” Brewer commented that there are many barriers for kids in grades K-12 to learn technology in schools, one of which is the lack of computer science teachers in New York City schools.
These events would not be possible without generous support of Black Girls CODE local partner/sponsor, Google and Pace University.The workshop and career panel will provide girls from all corners of New York City an opportunity to be exposed to the fast-growing field of computing in which there will be 1.4 million jobs created by the year 2020.
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