Adafruit’s Limor Fried talks about why writing code is “like being able to write your own story in technology.” As one of many women in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, she’s featured as a part of Google’s Made with Code, an initiative to inspire more girls to explore computer science. From Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube:

Miral is a hip hop dancer and choreographer who lights up stages across the country. Danielle is a cinematographer at Pixar, helping to bring beloved characters like Nemo and Merida to life. Erica is a humanitarian fighting malaria around the world.

These are all women with cool, amazing jobs. But, more important, they’re all women who use computer science, and an ability to code, to do those cool, amazing jobs. They couldn’t do what they do without having learned not just to use technology, but to build it themselves…

Here’s another video featuring humanitarian and a technologist Erica Kochi:

With a commitment of $50 million over three years, Google is partnering with MIT Media Lab, Chelsea Clinton, Mindy Kaling, Codecademy, Khan Academy, the Girl Scouts, and other organizations to extend the program into schools and communities. Read more about the initiative here, and learn more about why coding is a big deal.

In the archives: more Google projects, more technology, more engineering, more math, more inventions, and more women in STEM.

via Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

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