Couldn't be more proud of Michelle, Cassandra, and the rest of the Greenwich High School Girls Who Code Club whose app, Under My Wing, won Best in Nation and $10,000 in the @verizon App Contest. Under My Wing, which helps women stay safe from sexual assault, was the most challenging of several ideas the girls had for an app. By attempting the most difficult app, these girls were #bravenotperfect.
Michelle and Cassandra started the Club when they noticed a lack of opportunities for beginning programmers at their school. Young men are far more likely to learn to code than young women. That's why this August, @girlswhocode will be releasing a first-of-its-kind book series as an invitation to girls to learn to code and change the world. Our books will share stories of real-life female coders and explain fundamental coding concepts with real-life examples. The fact is, any girl can learn to code. We're leading the movement to make sure more do.