Minority Girls Learn to Code
DIVERSE DEVELOPERS: Kudos to BlackGirlsCode for raising $21K on crowdsourcing site, IndieGoGo, according to techblog, Techli. The non-profit, founded by Ms. Kimberly Bryant, aims to boost the enrollment of minority females in computer science programs by introducing coding skills to girls age 7 to 17. Most of the funds will be used to provide loaner laptops and host staff workshops in San Francisco, Oakland (already completed), Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, as part of the organization's Summer of Code program. If you'd like to contribute your coding know-how, mentor participants, contribute academic research, or offer good old-fashioned manpower for any of the remaining workshops, be sure to complete this short volunteer signup form.