For 15-year-old Julia Geist, life was anything but easy. Her large family struggled to make ends meet while her father worked two jobs. But then Julia discovered computer coding - and things started looking up.
As I watch the unfolding story of cyber outlaw Edward Snowden skipping around the globe, I'm struck by the talented young man who employers "fought over," despite the fact that he had no formal STEM education.
Leslie and all the other organizers and instructors are so absolutely dedicated to helping other women AND GIRLS learn, embrace and accept that women can excel in not only computer tech, but STEM fields.
Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both.
init(together) Startup Panel: Sophia Viklund, Shirley Lin, Patricia Dao, Tara Tiger Brown Recently I had the pleasure of connecting with other women in tech across Southern California: young women just starting to think about their careers and...