Coding the World: Empowering Young Women through Humanities and Tech
How can we better incorporate the ideas, contributions, and experiences of women into tech fields so that the technologies we use every day are built BY everyone, FOR everyone? Our Girls Who Code chapter tackles this question by teaching computer science fundamentals and their applicability to humanistic issues to 6th to 12th grade students from across Chicago. Our mission is to introduce younger students to the creative capacities of code and its ability to address real-life issues in their community. This talk will share the initiatives we’ve begun at Loyola to address issues of the gender gap in tech through our student-run chapter.
It will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Loyola Hall 318. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org and will be presented by Dr. Elizabeth Hopwood, Jaimie Riemenschneider, Kamale Paridas, Brianna Roberts, Paola Molina.