Code Power

Earlier today I read TIME’s article on Google’s push to grow the female coder population – an encouraging project that involves Google investing millions to get young women more familiar with coding. This topic is close to home, as theCO recently hosted 11 girls aged 12-18 for a one day coding camp through 100 Girls of Code. To say the least, I’m intrigued.

photo taken from the 100 Girls of Code event hosted by theCO in mid June

photo taken from the 100 Girls of Code event hosted by theCO in mid June

As a woman in my early 30’s, I've pegged myself as ”creative” and said more times than I can recall that my brain just isn’t wired to understand code, but maybe I’m wrong. The more I understand about coding, the more I know for sure that to CODE is to have POWER. And who doesn’t want a little of that?

Miral Kotb, dancer & coder (and likely loads of other amazing things) says,

“I think the way the female mind works is organizing things and putting them together in a way that makes sense,” Kotb says. “And that’s what software development is: encountering a problem and figuring out how to solve it. And that’s cool.”