Join your local representatives at Rowan College at Burlington County for Google’s “Made with Code” party on Saturday, March 17.
The event is the perfect opportunity for any girl, ages 10-16, who is curious about finding a future in the world of coding. No prior coding experience is needed to attend. Click here to register online for the event.
Rowan College at Burlington County will host a Google “Made with Code” party for girls ages 10-16 on Saturday, March 17. (Rowan College at Burlington County)
The “Made with Code” party is sponsored by the college along with New Jersey State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Burlington County Freeholders Kate Gibbs and Linda Hughes. The three local leaders will be on hand for the event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Laurel Hall Room 320 on the Mount Laurel Campus.
Click here for a printable flyer for the event.
“Coding and computer technology are job industries growing as fast as any industry in the country, but these well-paying jobs are too often dominated by men. It’s time for girls to get in the game and become the future of coding,” said Senator Addiego.
Participants will learn about how coding is used through various career landscapes, from art to sports, fashion, medicine, science and everything in between.
“Knowledge of coding can open up an endless amount of doors. We’re excited to provide girls a head start, so they can go on to knock those doors down,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs.
The event also features a screening of “Hidden Figures,” the Oscar nominated movie based on the true story of three female, African-American NASA mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson – and their contributions to the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Following the movie, attendees will participate in a discussion on the movie, be treated to refreshments and then break off into groups for coding projects.
“In Burlington County, the opportunity to excel in STEM related fields is right at your fingertips. Rowan College at Burlington County offers limitless opportunities for women to flourish in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes. “We thank the college for hosting this event that will help create a new generation of women coders.”
For more information on the event, or to sign up, please contact Zahirah Sabir at 856-291-4264 or email@example.com, or email Marilyn Williamson at MWilliamson@njleg.org.