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Coding camp aims to close tech field gender gap

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 10, 2019) -- For the next two weeks, eighth-grade girls from Albany’s public schools will take part in the All Girls Summer Coding Camp, a crash course in computer-science literacy and website development designed to inspire young women to enter the male-dominated field of technology.

 

The 13 students – handpicked from Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School for great attendance, grades and attitude – spent part of their morning Tuesday debating the pros and cons of technology before heading into hands-on coding work.

 

The goal is to raise awareness of coding at the same time the students learn how technology can be used to improve their lives and the lives of their community, said Greg Westover, one of the class teachers.

 

During the two weeks, the students will acquire the html coding skills required to create a website. As they learn, they will grapple with questions about the impact of technology on their community and society as a whole. By the end of the class, each student will create her own website that will involve promoting or raising awareness about a community issue.

 

The program is an initiative of AT&T, Albany Can Code and Capital Region STEM Hub. The camp is fully financed through a $20,000 donation from AT&T that covers the cost of lunch, snacks, computers and materials. The school district is providing transportation to and from the camp, which is located at Capital South Campus Center.

 

Check out more Facebook photos from Coding Camp here. (You don't need a Facebook account to view the photos. A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but this can be dismissed by clicking "not now.")

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves approximately 9,300 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

 
         
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