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viNGN Provides Web Coding Class for “Code Like A Girl” Summer Camp


Interactive workshop introduces girls and young women to building web sites and encourages involvement in STEM educational opportunities

ST. THOMAS August 09, 2017 – Virgin Islands Next Generation Network Public Computer Center Manager Anita Davis will be providing an introduction to coding Web Pages for the ongoing “Code Like a Girl” Summer Camp (August 7-11, 2017) at the All Saints Cathedral School on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Code Like a Girl, which began in Australia in 2015 as a series of events providing girls and young women with the opportunity to delve into technology in a nurturing atmosphere. It has since become a global movement, with scheduled activities provided around the world.

Local tech pros, instructors and industry executives will provide hands-on workshops and insightful presentations to help the students engage further in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities and to help see themselves in technical careers of their own. viNGN’s Anita Davis provides an “unplugged” workshop on web page coding starting with HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

“HTML is really the ‘baby steps’ to modern web design, which includes HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript (JS),” said Ms. Davis. “Coding can be learned at any age, regardless of educational background. People of all ages who are interested in creating interactive websites, designing games, and becoming developers can start with the basics and work their way forward with no boundaries.”

Following the camp, participants will come together and share what they have learned at a forum and presentation of projects on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Chase Auditorium (B110) in the Business classrooms area at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus.

“This is also a tremendous program to help encourage the involvement of girls and young women in the continuously growing STEM industry, and we are proud to be involved with helping provide more access to such opportunities”, added Ms. Davis.

This Saturday showcase is open to the public and press; everyone is encouraged to come out and applaud these young ladies and their families in celebrating their accomplishments and all they have learned during the Code Like a Girl Camp.

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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