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You code, girl!

You code, girl!

p-1-coding-pic-1It was National Girls Learning Code Day and two dozen girls aged 8 to 12, were concentrating on the task Nov. 12 at Capilano University in Sechelt. Writing code refers to creating the sequence of instructions that gets a computer to perform a task, and it is a job that has been dominated by males.  In this case, the girls used a programing language called Scratch, with help from volunteers who work in the tech industry. In the centre are Nardeen Ibrahim (with the flower) and her mother Rita Rihani. The sold-out workshop was sponsored the, Capilano U, and the Community Resource Centre.  Donna McMahon photoscoding-pic-2

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