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Updated: Mar 8, 2023

The Latest From Code Savvy - Engineering Week

February - it’s Black History Month, Open-Source Technology Month, and this week is Engineering Week... So what happens at the intersection of all of those things?

A highlight of black, open-source, software engineers!

Black open-source software engineers are a vital part of the technology community, making significant contributions to the development of some of the world's most popular software.

One such engineer is Erica Baker, who has been a vocal advocate for diversity in tech and has worked on projects such as Google's App Maker and Slack's search feature.

Another is Kaya Thomas, who developed the popular iOS app, We Read Too, which showcases books by authors of color.

These engineers' achievements are inspiring and serve as a reminder that anyone, regardless of their background, can make a significant impact in the technology industry. Their work has not only advanced technology but also made it more inclusive and accessible to people from all walks of life. A mission that is close to our hearts here at Code Savvy.

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: National Engineering Week

We are in the middle of National Engineering Week, celebrated this year between February 19th and 25th! This year's theme is Creating the Future, focusing on the importance of engineers on creating solutions to global challenges that will impact future generations. By working together, engineers can improve society by developing new technology, products, and opportunities.

Taking this week to teach more about what engineering is and what types there are, we are focusing on Software Engineering! Software engineering is the process of designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software. It involves using engineering principles and techniques to create high-quality software that meets the needs of its users. While this role is very similar to computer science, it focuses more on the practical skills to design and maintain software systems. To learn more, check out our blog post!

The last day of National Engineering Week is February 25th, and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! To celebrate, we are partnering with Girls Dream Code, Smart North, and Discover-E to host a fun workshop for girls and non-binary learners of all ages to learn more about software development. The event is on Saturday, February 25th, from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Sabathani Community Center. Check out the Eventbrite to reserve a spot and learn more about the event!

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