A group of 75 middle and high school girls from Baltimore City participated in the day-long Girls in CS Summit at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Saturday, February 22.
The Girls in CS Summit aimed to expose middle and high school aged young women who have not traditionally had access to computer science education to a dynamic day of workshops, panels, and networking with leading industry professionals. Baltimore-based Code in the Schools organization planned the event in partnership with Carey’s Women in Business student organization with the hope that it will catalyze participants’ interest in computer science and serve as the first step in accessing further CS programming with Code in the Schools and other local organizations.
LaTara Harris, AT&T’s regional director for External Affairs, kicked off the program. AT&T’s support of the program is part of the AT&T Aspire initiative, which provides access to education and training to help people get and keep good jobs. Since 2008, AT&T has committed $500 million to programs that help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world.
“Events like the Girls in CS Summit will help these young women learn new skills and inspire them to explore careers in technology,” Harris said. “We were excited to join them today as they embark on their career journeys.”
Learn more about the summit here.