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I wanted to do something that would focus on the hyper-sexualization of women in video games. I proposed my idea to Sophie and she wanted to do something with me to address social justice. She made a joke saying, ‘Why not have a game where you throw tampons at people?’ At first, we laughed, but after talking about menstruation and how embarrassed we were about it, we realized that it could be worth exploring. Read More

Andrea Gonzales
Student from New York, NY
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I’m not a shy person, but I’ve always been a bit doubtful in my abilities. During the Summer Immersion Program, we had to code an mp3 player. When I realized that I could use code to make something I use every day, it made me braver. Read More

Maya Miller
Student from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Before Girls Who Code, I never saw myself as a coder or an engineer. Girls Who Code gave me not just valuable coding skills but a valuable opportunity: to see myself in a whole new way. Now, I see myself as someone who can take on a big industry regardless of the gender gap. I am a more able, confident, and ambitious girl with big dreams and I want to share that with everyone around the world. Read More

Leslie Landis
Student from New York, NY
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Girls Who Code gave me the kind of education you can’t find in a classroom. Not only was I taught how to program using multiple languages, but I was given the opportunity to talk to women who have successful careers in the field. Girls Who Code made me understand that computer science isn’t just about 1’s and 0’s, it’s about combining your interests with technology to better the future. Read More

Myisha Kinberg
Student from Ann Arbor, MI
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Lots of people assume that I’m one-dimensional and don’t have many other interests aside from coding. Or they think I’m “not as girly” as other girls my age. Excuse you, but I am perfectly capable of typing an HTML tag while my brows are on point. Read More

Maeve Miller
Student from New York, NY
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When I say that I code, most of my guy friends question me and wonder how a girl could speak the same language as them. Code isn’t exclusively a boy language, it’s a computer language. Read More

Sejal Mehra
Student from the SF Bay Area, CA
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I am a member of my school’s business club – in fact, i’m the only girl – and we had an assignment to pitch different ideas for business. I thought of an anonymous communications app where people can talk about similar interests with no locations, names, likes, etc. My business club couldn’t make it so I decided to make it myself. I worked with a developer and also joined a Girls Who Code club because I want to be able to make something like this by myself. I also believe coding is the language of the future. Read More

Natalie Wexler
Student from Chicago, IL
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Meet Cassie Mahakian, a thirteen year old coder, tennis player, musician, and self-described “girly girl.” Cassie recently won the Samsung Mobile App Challenge and is looking forward to studying engineering at Erie High School in the fall. Want some words of wisdom from this awesome young #GirlBoss? Read More

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Meet Margo Hayes, a Girls Who Code alumni and a professional rock climber who is taking bravery and problem solving to new heights. She started rock climbing at the age of 10 and loves the physical and mental challenge that comes with it. “Every boulder climb is like a puzzle to me and it’s fun to be able to solve it.” says Hayes. Read More

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Meet Maya and Lucy, two middle school coders from New Jersey. These girls not only have big aspirations – a professional soccer player and a star on Broadway – but have also already started using their knowledge of technology to help change the world! After hearing about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Maya and Lucy wanted to help… Read More

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