Our #ARKidsCan Code: Girls of Promise® Coding Summit for 9th to 12th grade girls interested in coding is next week and the soft deadline for registration is today! Since the announcements we made last month, we wanted to introduce a few more of the technology and education champions who will be there next week:
Allia Borroho is beginning her journey as a front end engineer. She recently founded Devfluent and plans to continue introducing younger generations to the joy and excitement of computer science. Read more.
Currant Tech Group
Sarah Daigle is all about girl power. She is the CEO, CTO, and founder of Currant Tech as well as a mother, step-mom, and Canadian-American. She champions women’s entrepreneurship and has been a part of programs that teach girls to code. Read more.
Grippi Business Solutions
Joyce Grippi has always been interested in tech stuff – everything from programming, web design, to how hardware is put together. Her career at Walmart culminated in their global communications and, recently, Joyce has founded Grippi Business Solutions. Read more.
Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub / Arkansas House of Representatives
Warwick Sabin is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and he serves in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Warwick is a champion of technology education for everyone and is a long-time friend of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas. Read more.
Amanda Potter Cole
Amanda Potter Cole provides freelance communications and project management services. She is passionate about equality and education for all and works towards a world where people have the desire to learn, grow, thrive, and help others do the same. Read more.
Of course, Governor Hutchinson is going to welcome everyone, Cameron Wilson, COO & VP of government affairs at Code.org, is going to announce the Arkansas school winning $10,000 worth of tehcnology, and we’ll wrap-up the event by kicking off WFA’s Girls of Promise® Tech Contest!
Today is the “soft deadline” to register, but there’s still some room left, so check out the event page to learn about our speakers, registration, and more!Learn more & register.
Correction: Since original publication, we have learned that Cameron Wilson will be representing Code.org (originally posted that it was Hadi Partovi).
After six years on WFA’s staff, Amanda founded AMP•SEE Ideas in order to provide freelance communications and project management services to small businesses and nonprofits. When not working, she may be found promoting livable urban design, speaking up for equality & education, wandering about with her camera, or experimenting with local foods.