Black Girl’s Code Comes To Memphis

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(Memphis) It’s no secret men dominate the fields of science, math and technology.

One group is trying to change that by getting more girls, particularly African-American girls, interested in computer sciences.

The Memphis Chapter of the ‘Black Girl’s Code’ plans to hold its first workshop February 16th at Rhodes College.

During the day-long event girls, ages 10-17, will learn how to build their own web page.

Meka Egweukwe, a computer engineer with Lokion Interactive, helped bring the program to Memphis.

He wants to move the city forward by showing young black girls all the high paying jobs that are available to them.

“I was ten when I got a computer for Christmas and decided I wanted to learn how to program it. I’ve been a software developer for 29 years. So, that age is critical for boys and girls, alike and since girls, specifically, African-American girls are underrepresented,” said Egweukwe.

The workshop sold out so quickly ‘Black Girl’s Code’ is already planning to hold an identical one in the near future.

Lokion Interactive is sponsoring the local chapter.

For more information about Black Girl’s Code events click here.

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