Writing the Future with Girls Who Code

January 10, 2017 Pivotal Software

Pivotal hosted Girls Who Code, a 7-week summer program teaching computer science to girls, here’s what they built.

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The Bots Are Coming

Sasha, Sandra, Katie, and Maryam

A Doctor In Your Pocket

Priya, Kaitlyn

“If we still have time, we’re aiming to figure out a way to break the language barrier and the literacy barrier. Maybe by having the app be programmed to speak out loud and read the writing to people in their native language.”

After participating in their local Girls Who Code chapter and the Pivotal Summer Immersion program, both Kaitlyn and Priya feel inspired to pursue computer science in the future. For Kaitlyn, the summer gave her a path. “Technology is extremely prevalent and I want to go into robotics,” she said. Kaitlyn also spoke of how current events helped shape her outlook “A week ago, I was actually sitting on my bed watching the NASA rocket launch — the Falcon 9. I don’t want to be an astronaut — that sounds kinda scary — but building rockets sounds awesome.” For Priya, learning how to code will help her regardless of the field she pursues. “I don’t know what I’ll be doing in college, I don’t think I’ll be majoring in computer science,” said Priya. “Knowing [coding] will be a really important skill to have and no matter what I do, I’ll always have to understand technology and how it works and how the people in tech who I’m working with think.”

Escape the Room

Arushi, Kate, Tienshung

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