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Wanted: Montana Women (Age 9-19) Who'd Like to Learn to Code World Changing Apps and Build a Business Model - Montana Code Girls Launches Free State-wide Program

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September 2, 2016View for printing

Blended technology and business program for girls ready to launch statewide initiative

A program born in Missoula last year to give girls and young women the skills needed to pursue a STEM education and break through long-standing gender barriers is going statewide this academic year, as Montana Code Girls expands its reach.

Devin Holmes, founder of the Big Sky Code Academy and Montana Code Girls, joined Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in Missoula on Thursday - along with several graduates of last year's pilot course - to say the program is looking to enroll 150 new students across the state this year.

"We know we have a gender diversity challenge in the technology sector," said Holmes. "The more we can do to encourage the use of technology, and the more we encourage girls to study that when they go on to higher education, it ultimately results in a better workforce."

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Free after-school computer program announces statewide initiative

"We're here to talk about the experiences of young women who code and why it's so important that young women get the opportunity to code," Richter said.

The girls designed their app as part of the Montana Technovation Challenge, which inspires students to use computer programming skills to solve real-world social problems.


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This is an amazing opportunity for Montana's future leaders.

Please talk to your daughter and explore the opportunities.

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It's for the future of Montana.

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