Washington Post, August 13, 2015
During July and August, about 60 students attended the Girls Who Code camp, sponsored by BSA | The Software Alliance, Lockheed Martin and Georgetown University. Girls Who Code, a nonprofit group, seeks to increase the number of women in technology.
Victoria A. Espinel, chief executive of sponsor BSA, said the mission struck a personal chord with her as the head of a software advocacy group. The world needs more female coders, Espinel said.
“I think if there’s a significant portion of the population that is discouraged from going into an industry, then, by definition, you are losing a significant chunk of talent,” Espinel said. “There’s a huge population of smart people that are not going into coding, and we need to have them going into coding.”
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