July 18, 2013
The Coder Dojo camp at Albemarle High School is a week long, girls only event meant to spark interest in technology and science.
On Thursday, the girls got to show off the projects they had been working on. They included video games, robotic cars and digital tools.
Organizers say that the camp is meant to help steer girls towards jobs that involve technology and science, two fields were wages are high, but women are under-represented.
Parent and volunteer Kim Wilkens says she hopes the girls get inspired by the camp. "I want to provide these opportunities where they can come together, they can create a community, they can get comfortable with tech and then they can move on."
Camper Lindsey Roberston says she had fun, and may want to stick with it. "I was thinking if IU was going to be a teacher or a professor I would want to teach this."
Coder Dojo is an international program to get more kids coding, using free resources and volunteers.