Girls Who Code Wrap Up Their Summer at Turner

30 Jul 2018 - This post originally appeared on the Turner Blog.

This summer, Turner hosted a group of 19 Atlanta-area high school students with Girls Who Code in a seven-week, immersive program focused on teaching computer science skills and closing the gender gap in technology.

Pace Academy student Anna Jordan applied to Turner’s Girls Who Code program hoping to form connections with women in the tech world and to have a better grasp of coding. And that’s exactly what happened.

The girls spent the summer learning tech fundamentals – from robotics to how to build a webpage – while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology. They also participated in tours at CNN Center and Turner Studios, workshops with Cartoon Network, and field trips with LiTT (Ladies in Tech at Turner), some of whom served as the girls’ “Campus Counselors” for the duration of the program.

“I believe it is extremely important to see someone who is inducted into the career you’re interested in,” said 16 year-old participant Zoe Brown.

Zoe would love to pursue a career in Game Design for Cartoon Network and looks forward to what the future has to offer.

On July 19, the girls had their graduation ceremony and showed off some of the projects they worked on during their time at Turner. Check out the photos below.