You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.
From the article:
Yo., I was at this event and I was SO freaking impressed with the message of the program. Peep this:
Made With Code’s approach is based on Google’s own research into the best ways to encourage girls’ participation in computer science. Academic exposure is just part. It’s also important for girls to get encouragement from family and peers, to understand that a love of puzzles and problem solving easily translates to computer science skills, and to know that a computer science degree won’t limit them to only technical jobs. That last point was emphasized over and over by the speakers and the demos at the event.
The demo area was filled with examples of code, ranging from making 3D-printed bracelets to clothes and tech-infused accessories to games and computer animation. While there was an emphasis on interests that can be classified as “girl stuff,” such as fashion, this never came off as patronizing. The girls got the message that code is an integral part of the arts as well as business and architecture and any other career they may want to pursue. And they got the message that whatever inspired them or whatever they were passionate about was valid.
There were so many young black girls and other POC at the event I wanted to cry and go up to all of them saying “YOU’RE THE FUTURE! GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!” but that would have been weird so I did not.
Oh, and! They all went home with Nexus 7s and Chromebooks.
Oh shit I saw the sponsored post on my dash earlier and didn’t know what it was, but this is so, so awesome. WAY TO GO, GOOGLE!