Making Connections Monday: Two #BHSwired students attend coding event in Manor #countrygirlscode


On January 9, two Brenham High School seniors, Daisey Jaramillo and Jessica Palacios, attended a computer science event in Manor, Texas. Country Girls Can Code, produced by Techs4Tex Foundation and Women Who Code Austin, offered a day of coding for girls in ninth through twelfth grade from rural area schools. Daisey and Jessica, both students in Trenton Hall’s Computer Science class at Brenham High School, were interested in attending the event to learn more about coding options as a career. “I’m trying to take advantage of all of the opportunities I can,” said Jessica.

The goal for day was to have students build a website to help other high school students discover and find the resources they need to learn more about technology. The girls worked in small groups led by female computer engineers from the Austin area. The groups discussed everything from storyboarding and graphic design to data science and product development. Throughout the day, guest speakers shared stories and information with the students about how to start a career in computer science.

The day ended with reflections from the students. Jessica shared, “It was good because they first made us think about what we were trying to do before applying the technology to see if it would really work.” Daisey reflected, “This experience was very fun and interactive and I enjoyed learning and seeing that there are other women who are so passionate about coding and all things tech." Each girl who attended also took home a swag bag full of goodies donated by sponsors. For more information about this event, please visit bit.ly/countrygirlscancode.


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