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Sep. 26, 2017 1:11 pm

Girls in CS Summit gives students a look at tech careers

Code in the Schools organized the first edition of the event on Sept. 23.

Laura Bush of Procter and Gamble talks color science.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

More than 30 girls gathered at Code in the Schools’ HQ in Station North Saturday for some firsthand education in computer science.

The Girls in CS Summit offered high school students in Baltimore city schools a chance to learn from workshops, demonstrations and other activities throughout the day.

The goal was to educate the participants in “ways in which you can use computing or tech in a career that they may not have thought about,” said Code in the Schools Communications Director Charlotte James.

Throughout the day, the girls learned from women technologists. That included a demo from Laura Bush of Procter and Gamble, who talked about the color science behind makeup.

“I’ve been all over the world seeing products that I’ve made,” she said.

Marissa Bush leads a workshop on app development (Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Marissa Bush leads a workshop on app development (Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Workshops also looked at specific areas. Code in the Schools alum Marissa Bush led a roundtable on app development, explaining her preferred programming languages. Sarah Jennings of Oath led a session on adtech. In another room, students learned how to debug with Bad Batch Alert.

Schools represented included Western High School, Poly, City Neighbors, Digital Harbor, Coppin Academy, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, National Academy Foundation, James Hubert Blake and Baltimore City College. 

 

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