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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
 

By 2020 1.4 million jobs will be open in computing fields in the US, yet only about 30 per cent of them will be filled with computing graduates, and only 3 per cent of those will be filled by women. Full of stories, resources, strategies, project ideas and tips, this book intends... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780753557600
Barcode 9780753557600
Published 30 October 2017 by Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Saujani, Reshma
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ISBN-13 9780753557600
ISBN-10 0753557606
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Virgin Books
Publication Date 30 October 2017
International Publication Date 24 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Saujani, Reshma
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Work & Industry / World Of Work
Computing & Information Technology
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Computer programming - Juvenile literature, Computers and women - Juvenile literature, Technology and women - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult;General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 005.1023
Catalogue Code 748546

Description of this Book

Technology is increasingly shaping the future of our lives and economies. By 2020 1.4 million jobs will be open in computing fields in the US, yet only about 30 per cent of them will be filled with computing graduates, and only 3 percent of those will be filled by women. This is despite women using social media apps 600 per cent more than men. Tomorrow's software will shape how the future develops and our girls are getting left behind. Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code to change how girls feel about computers and coding. She discovered that when girls are exposed to inspiring role models and real-life applications of Computer science, they start to see coding as something they can do. Reshma wants to teach one million girls to code by 2020. And has support from Hilary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg, Mindy Kalingand Jeff Bezos, to do just that. This book is aimed at teenage girls and parents, and demystifies computer science, shows what it's really like to work in this area, and also how much computer scientists can play interesting and important roles in all sorts of industries, ranging from health to fashion to politics. Full of engaging stories, resources, strategies, project ideas and tips, this is an essential, accessible book and the start of a movement to get girls coding.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code are changing the face of tech, one girl at a time. This book is an invitation for every girl to join the movement for a more equal and better future Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and bestselling author of LEAN IN I don't know how to code but this book has inspired me to learn. I encourage all girls to read this book and be empowered to change the world through technology Malala Yousafzai, Student, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund I truly believe that technology can inspire and empower our daughters to be great leaders and visionaries. I'm glad this book exists to show them the way John Legend Girls deserve the opportunity to fall in love with computers. This book, which makes computer science accessible, clear, and engaging, will help provide it. And it won't be just girls who benefit Melinda Gates, philanthropist Girls Who Code is empowering young women to become the next generation of leaders in technology Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square and Twitter
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of GirlsWhoCode and the former Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. She has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, along with many other media outlets.

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