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Inspiring Girls and Women to Code


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In the mid-1980s, women made up 38 percent of the computer and IT workforce. But recent reports show that number has dropped to about 20 percent. Today, a growing number of organizations are teaching women and girls of all ages how to code. We'll discuss why the gender gap is growing, and examine efforts to reduce it.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • EJ Jung, assistant professor of computer science and director of the Computer Science for San Francisco Youth program at USF, which teaches grade school girls how to make apps and reassemble a computer
  • Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code
  • Pamela Fox, co-organizer of San Francisco Chapter Organization: Girls Develop It, a series of workshops that teach women about web development

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