Nestled inside Google’s New York office is Black Girls CODE, an organization introducing young girls to computer programming.
Today, the organization opened a newly redesigned New York Tech Exploration Lab at the headquarters. The nonprofit also announced a new Board of Directors at the grand opening.
“We’ve been working with Google to improve diversity in the STEM industry since we were founded,” said Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant in the news release. “Here we will hold workshops, host talks, and also provide after-school and summer programs for students eager to learn skills for building mobile apps, virtual reality games, and more.”
The innovative space is designed to look inside of a computer with the goal of engaging Black Girls CODE students around intimate experiences with new technologies used in workshops on subjects like game development, robotics, virtual reality, blockchain and more.
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