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.


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

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