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  • #LikeAGirl: The History Behind Superbowl 2015's Most Talked-About Ad

    A little boy doesn't jump out of his crib magically knowing how to throw a fastball, save someone from a burning building, develop sophisticated software, or negotiate for a higher salary. If he succeeds at these tasks, it's because he received the training and encouragement to do so throughout his life. If we don't afford our daughters the same attention, [...]

  • Alexa Café Footage Captures Girls' Love for Adobe® Photoshop®, Lightroom®, Premiere Pro® & More

    In it's inaugural season, our new all-girls program, Alexa Café, has already made waves in international news! The Senior Adobe® Education Advocate from Australia wanted to see our program in action and observe how our students interact with Adobe® Photoshop®, Lightroom®, Premiere Pro®, and Muse®. The Adobe® crew was excited, staying the entire morning to capture footage. The [...]

  • Alexa Café: Something Magical is Happening Here

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Alexa Café, our new all-girls tech program, held at Palo Alto High School! I have been writing about Alexa Café since the idea for the program was initially conceived, so naturally, I was extremely excited to see how the real thing compared to the version I have been envisioning [...]

  • Unlimited Creativity: Google's "Made with Code" Is a Hit with Girls

    In an effort to inspire the next generation of female coders, Google has launched "Made with Code," an online campaign and learning platform for girls. Designed to highlight the endless creative possibilities of coding, Made with Code features projects such as 3D bracelet design (with free printing and shipping by Shapeways), 2D character design, GIF [...]

  • Using STEM for Good? San Jose Area Girls Know What's Up!

    We came across a great interview with Claire Kunkle, graduate student at Santa Clara University and VP of the campus' Society of Women Engineers. Recently, Claire and her peers gathered dozens of South Bay high school girls for an incredible juxtaposition of technology and philanthropy--the girls engineered real prosthetic hands for amputees around the world. The event was [...]

  • Alexa Café Featured on AwesomenessTV: Episodes 1-6

    Indie production company AwesomenessTV has recently debuted their six-part series, My Personal Code, which documents the inaugural season of Alexa Café! We couldn't be prouder of or more excited for the girls who attended Alexa Café during Summer 2014, and we feel that AwesomenessTV has truly captured the progressive, collaborative spirit of our program. It's about creative coding. Design. [...]

  • Girls & Code: A Relatable Role-Model Can Make All the Difference

    Over at the SPARK Blog, Annemarie McDaniel, a professional coder, graphic designer, and blogger, recently posted a terrific read titled "The girl protagonist who inspired me to code." Check out the article here. Annemarie reflects on her childhood as a budding programmer, and credits the book Click Here: (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega [...]

  • Girls' Scholarship Spotlight: Annabelle Traveled from CA to AZ to Pursue Tech

    Earlier this year, we ran a scholarship campaign that enabled more than 160 girls to attend iD Tech Camps--our flagship, co-ed, summer tech program for ages 7-17--for free. The initiative was designed to engage more girls in technology, given that over 50% of the U.S. population is female, yet only 14% of computer science majors [...]

  • iD Tech Alumna Feat. in New York Times: Rebecca G. Inspires Girls to Code

    We hear the statistic all the time--over half the U.S. population is female, yet only 14% of Computer Science undergrads are female. So, what's the secret? How do we get more girls interested in coding? Furthermore, why should we? It's a topic that has sparked international discussion and debate over the past year or so, [...]

  • Equality is Eggcellent: Just In Time for Easter, Progressive Toymaker 'GoldieBlox' Releases New Video

    Those of us who were around in the 80's probably remember the DARE anti-drug commercial featuring the cracked egg in the frying pan and the foreboding "this is your brain on drugs" messaging. Flash forward to 2014--progressive toymaker GoldieBlox has given the famous ad a new spin. According to the the witty GoldieBlox crew, who [...]