[Discussion] Girl-Focused Poster from code.org (fwd)

Grant Bowman grantbow at partimus.org
Sun Nov 24 15:41:37 PST 2013

Thanks to Susie for this item sent to the sftechteach email list.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Susie <susie at susie.com>
Sent: Sun Nov 24 11:37:57 PST 2013
To: sftechteach at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sftechteach] Code.org Offers New Girl-Focused Poster (fwd)

Get a free poster!  Also, if you are doing Day of code join code.org and 
get the info.  The angry bird game is quite fun AND educational.  We are 
going to try it out at my school.  Susie (:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:07:33 +0000
From: Chris Stephenson <cstephenson at HQ.ACM.ORG>
Reply-To: roxanne.emadi at CODE.ORG
To: csta-announcements at CSTA.ACM.ORG
Subject: Code.org Offers New Girl-Focused Poster


Code.org has just released a new CSEdWeek poster featuring Susan Wojcicki, a Senior Vice
President at Google. Forbes has called Wojcicki  the most powerful woman in advertising,
and among the 20 most powerful women in the world. Although not a CS major, she took intro
CS classes in college. Google's first office was in her garage. 

Code.org founder Hadi Partovi says that he decided to release this new poster because it's
critical to show female role models to girls to bring them to CS. Showing just images of
men isn't enough.  "Our original posters (Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh) lacked a female,
despite our best efforts (we asked all the best known women in tech who surprisingly
rejected the opportunity)," says Partovi. "Susan  is a fantastic spokesperson for computer
science education, because she shows that even if you don't major in CS, even if you don't
become a software engineer for life, exposure to the field is important in a world that's
increasingly dependent on technology."

You can request a copy of this new poster for your classroom at:


Chris Stephenson
CSTA Executive Director


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