Girls Inc. and Google facilitated Chattanooga’s first Made with Code Party on Glass Street. What is a Made with Code Party? Made with Code is a program catered to young girls between the ages of 12-18 in order to educate and excite them about the possibilities found in the computer science industry.
The Made with Code Party began with an introduction to coding in the computer programing world. Next, the girls got to choose their own coding project including projects on animation, audio production, photo editing, avatar creature creation and much more.
Once they completed their projects, everyone enjoyed a healthy snack while participating in ice-breaker activities which encouraged girls to link their favorite activities with computer coding. For example, for girls who loved to play outside, the facilitators challenged them to make an app that tells you where all of the safe playgrounds in the area are located in Chattanooga.
Next, the girls viewed several short videos featuring young women famous in the computer programing industry. The wide array of women showcased had created computer programs about their talents in audio production, environmental sustainability, and performance dance. The girls really enjoyed learning how to combine music and dance with computer code.
The camp ended with everyone making their own bracelet with their initials in binary code. The Made with Code Party was a huge success and many of the participants look forward to more programs similar to this in the future.
Thank you Girls Inc. and Google for such a fun, informative event!