Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, contacted me to come out the Bayview and speak to her first class of 12 girls. I was impressed by inquisitiveness and their technical questions, like how long art assets took to create and how game mechanics worked. They also wanted to know if I had any cheat codes. Kimberly is teaching them well.
Black Girls Code is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls Code introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls Code has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.
BGC has now reached over 2500 girls in 8 cities. I'm so proud of what she has been able to achieve in such a short time,