The community space Assemble created its free Girls’ Maker Night program as a way to empower girls through hands-on STEAM learning. On January 25th, the event will include a screening of CodeGirl, a documentary focused on high school-aged girls from around the world trying to better their community through technology and collaboration.
By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 billion. Over 80 percent of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CodeGirl follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.
The Girls’ Maker Night CodeGirl screening will take place at 4 p.m. A pizza party and discussion will follow. The event is free and open to all girls in grades 6 through 12 who are interested in media, technology, and coding. Those interested can register at Eventbrite.