Today was my first Cupcake 'n Code workshop!
Almost all 30 of the registered girls showed up, which was awesome! They all enjoyed the cupcakes and coding with each other- making friends with those with similar interests.
For the workshop, we used Google's MadeWithCode resource, which is similar to Scratch, however, it is made specifically for girls. It shows that coding can be interdisciplinary, it can be combined with art, music, fashion, animation, etc.
One of the girls came up to me after the event and said "I've done Hour of Code at school, but this was way more interesting and fun!" With that, I felt so accomplished, as I had showed girls that coding can be fun and can parallel their personal interests.
My goal for this event was to teach girls something they wouldn't learn at school, and since my community focuses more on the physical sciences and neglects computer science- this is something the girls would otherwise, not be exposed to.
Special thank you to my parents who helped me set up the room and accompanied me to approach sponsors, etc. Also, thank you to my close friend, Usha [pictured above], who assisted me with debugging code, photography and clean up!