A little whole ago I posted on how awesome women in STEM fields are. I wrote about an awesome organization I had just discovered for minority girls to gain programming experience.I wish I had the opportunity to take part of a program like this when I was 10 year old.The next time they come to the D.C area (soon I hope) I plan on volunteering anyway possible. In the mean time, I want you all t join me in supporting Black Girls Code in their indiegogo campaign which ends in only 17days.
Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization whose mission has transformed into a global movement to give women of color the tools to become inventors, leaders and creators of their own future in the world’s technology economy. We are onto something big.
Since last year’s Summer of CODE 2012, Black Girls CODE has received requests from over 80 cities around the world asking us to bring our workshop to their town. Summer of Code 2013 – The Remix is the first step in responding to this demand!
SO far they’ve got over 10 AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS under their belt:
- Women Deliver Pitch Finalist 2013
- Echoing Green Semifinalist 2012/2013
- Bank of the West Innovation in Philanthropy Award Laureate 2012
- Google R.I.S.E. Fellow 2012
- Black Celebrity Giving Best Cause Campaign 2013 Award Winner
- 2012 Jefferson Award for Public Service
- 2012 Women Interactive Digital Vanguard Award
- 2012 #DigitalSisters of the Year Empiristas
- Top10 Black Innovator of 2012 by Blacks in Technology (BiT)
- 2013 Top 25 African Americans in Technology- Business Insider
While you’re at it, here’s another FREE way to support Black Girls Code:
Vote for them in Windows AZURE Dev Competition