Girls and Coding?

by Audrey, (11th grade, from Seattle, WA)

               My whole life I have been coding. I learned how to code when I was in 7th grade, and back then I mainly used Scratch. My family couldn’t afford to get me coding classes, but one day, I was surfing the web (on my very beat up computer) and I came upon Girls Who Code. This website changed my life. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do, and every day, I would come home from school and go straight to my computer. I would take it to libraries and sit there for hours, just coding away. I absolutely love coding and I would recommend it to any girl that wants to start. Go for it! You got this.

               Why learn to code?

  • So many new job opportunities and career choices will open up to you in you know how to code!
  • It’s really fun, and when you get the hang of it, it’s amazing to know that you can build websites, and code games!

               There are so many online resources for girls to learn to code as well, such as:

               I hope I’ve convinced you to at least give it a shot! You got this! Girls can do anything.



About the Author:

Audrey is currently a junior at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. She is an avid coder and wants to pursue a career in a STEM field in college. In her free time, she loves doing puzzles and watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix.

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