Coding for Good – Girls Who Code 2019 RecapCommunity Engagement / Posted on January 8, 2020
WB Tech reinforced their commitment to outreach, diversity, and inclusion this past summer by hosting the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program for the third consecutive year. This immersive seven-week program exposed nineteen high school girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields through coding, interactive demos, mentoring, and more. Not only did they get the Warner Bros. VIP treatment, they also made lifelong friends and discovered STEM career options that many never knew existed.
From teaching the GWC how to dub TV shows to sharing their personal and professional journeys, countless WB employees graciously volunteered their time and energy to help inspire the next generation of female coders. For many of the girls, this was their first experience with computer science and coding, and many said they are now interested in pursuing a career in the tech field.
The girls spent their final two weeks at WB Tech focusing on their social impact projects, where they built websites from scratch about topics ranging from the US border crisis to career access and mentoring. The websites aimed to educate and inspire people in their communities and around the globe to make a difference in the world. Many of the girls plan to further their impact by continuing to work on their websites throughout the school year.
Thanks to the hard-working students and dedicated volunteers, this program was a total success! We cannot wait to host another group of talented girls next year.
Learn more about the Girls Who Code and final projects in the recap video below.