Girls Who Code is paving the way in introducing high-quality computer science education to as many girls, around the country, as possible. Susan Nesbitt, Director of Girls who code says that her team works “with a sense of urgency and an acute awareness that time is running out.”The Girls Who Code program started with a Summer Immersion Program in 2012 where 20 girls were taught everything from mobile development to robotics. In 2015, the program will have taught almost 1,200 girls with these critical skills.
Girls Who Code also supports young women after school and on weekends, which allows them to take part in competitions such as the Samsung Mobile App Challenge. In 2014, the first-prize winners were two middle school students from Erie, Colorado who developed an app called Musiklearn; a product, to help kids with autism and dyslexia, learn through music.