Code Savvy Connections
Updated: Mar 23, 2022
The Latest From Code Savvy
How is it that we’ve made it to March already? Time sure flies when you’re busy breaking down barriers to computer science education, huh? We wanted to take a moment to highlight a couple of our new offerings in 2022!
First, our new podcast - we invite you to check out the most recent episode featuring a couple of our Technovation[MN] Student Ambassadors: https://youtu.be/JAqIX2cu8iQ Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
Second, we will be hosting an “Intro to GitHub” event on March 15th. This session is designed to be a slow dive into the platform, with no questions off limits. We want to take the anxiety and frustration out of one of the most important tools in a developer’s arsenal.
If you have ideas for topics for either a one-off class or podcast episode, please reach out to our Executive Director, Valerie Lockhart, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: International Women's Day and Women's History Month
The entire month of March celebrates Women’s History Month, and March 8th was International Women’s Day! This month we take the time to honor and reflect on all the accomplishments and innovation that women have given to society.
This year's International Women’s Day theme is #BreaktheBias, which focuses on breaking the biases that we witness in our communities, workplaces, schools, and more. Biases are prevalent in all of our everyday lives, whether they are deliberate or unconscious. Many of these biases are targeted at women and can be very harmful. For things to change we can no longer simply acknowledge that these biases exist instead we need to take action against them. To learn more, check out the official IWD website to find different events being held throughout the month and countless resources.
How can you call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping when you see it? Can you try using Scratch to create a code that helps inform people of these different biases and what simple things they can do to #BreakTheBias?