Articles by Maria Cristina Chicuen

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    Girls Who Code: Shooting (and Training) for Equality in the Tech Sector

    July 24, 2017 by Maria Cristina Chicuen

    Girls Who Code: Shooting (and Training) for Equality in the Tech Sector

    Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Mentor Day, 2017. Photo by Miami Dade College.

    There is magic happening on the fifth floor of Miami Dade College’s Idea Center. Girl magic, that is.

    Amid the gray and teal walls of MDC’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, a group of bright high school girls have gathered to take part in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. A seven-week learning adventure, this program is designed to give girls an introduction to programming languages while simultaneously empowering them with tools to create websites, apps and networks of friends and mentors in the field of technology.