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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||Children / Young Adults
||Children / Young Adults
|Library of Congress
||Computer programming - Juvenile literature, Computers and women - Juvenile literature, Technology and women - Juvenile literature
||Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
||Young adult;General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
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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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
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.