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AUG 12, 2015 | US

The Washington Post Visits the BSA-Sponsored Girls Who Code Classroom

Washington Post, August 13, 2015

Faiz Siddiqui

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.”


Original Posting: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/these-girls-are-the-computer-coders-of-the-future-and-theyre-already-solving-problems/2015/08/13/96ed6f04-411c-11e5-8ab4-c73967a143d3_story.html


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