If Reshma Saujani had been elected New York City public advocate in 2013 (she ran in the Democratic primary), it’s unlikely that 1,200 rising high school juniors and seniors would be learning computer science this summer through the organization she founded, Girls Who Code. “We scaled enormously since 2013 because I came back here and I gave this organization my 1,000 percent attention every day,” said Ms. Saujani, 39, who lives in Chelsea with her husband, the 37-year-old tech entrepreneur Nihal Mehta, and their son, Shaan, born in February. This year the seven-week summer-intensive program is operating in nine cities, including New York, where about 250 girls will participate.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.