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.