You may have heard that Black Girls Code is coming to Nashville, Saturday, June 16th for the first time for a fun, full day pop-up style event at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. Space is limited and you can register here.
Google Fiber is excited to sponsor the event, because it aligns with their goal of supporting programs that drive inclusion through key focus areas:
Digital Literacy programs so more people are included in the digital space.
STEM programs like Black Girls Code so more students from underrepresented groups will pursue technology careers.
Programs for Entrepreneurs so more businesses can be found online across devices.
We really hope to see you there! But if you aren’t sure about attending, here are a few things to consider:
- Learning transferable skills is helpful in school and career path. Computer science is a 21st-century skill that enables kids to be creators, rather than just consumers, of technology. Its emphasis on problem solving is applicable across disciplines, driving growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce. Source
- Women–particularly minority women–are underrepresented in technology fields. Black Girls Code aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Source
- Black Girls Code is open to all! Black Girls Code has a specific mission to expose and train more young girls of color, however, no one is turned away from their events.
- Nashville does not have a Black Girls Code chapter. As the organization considers expansion it would be great to have Nashville on the radar!