My name is Jazmeen, and I’ve always been interested in coding. I got the chance to code this summer at a STEM camp. I walked into class the first day, and was upset when I realized there were ten students in the class, but I was the only girl in that classroom. I know that girls tend to drift away from STEM classes (science, technology, engineering, math), but girls can do just as much as anybody else. Do you know Grace Hopper? She was born in New York in 1906. During World War ll, she joined the U.S Navy. Grace was responsible for programming the Mark l computer. After the war, she continued to code. Grace even put together a team, and after years of working, they created the famous COBOL coding language. She died on January 1, 1992, and she is celebrated all over the U.S. You could become anything you want to be if you believe in yourself. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do math or code because you’re a girl.

View my U.S.A Trivia game below, an example of a simple code. I coded this game during summer camp. I am currently working on motion in Scratch

 

 

 

    20 Comments

  1. Girls for STEAM August 30, 2017 at 10:04 am Reply

    Proud of you Jaz! We can’t wait to hear about your progress. #CodeKiddoCode

    • Jazmeen August 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment :).

  2. Charlotte September 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm Reply

    As a teacher, I love Code.org but am wanting to get more into using Scratch with my students. Learning to code can teach us so many things.

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm Reply

      Thank you for your comment Charlotte. Learning Scratch was a great summer experience. I am currently working on some games, and I look forward to uploading it on my blog :).

  3. Madison September 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Such an inspiration to girls everywhere! If you can code, you can work anywhere, which means you can follow your dreams without as many obstacles. Keep up the good work!

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

      Thank you Madison. It has been such a great experience, and I continue to enjoy coding on my own :).

  4. Alex Curylo September 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Congratulations Jazmeen! The very first programmer I ever met was, in fact, Admiral Grace Hopper at a conference in Vancouver in 1981 when I was 13 years old. She was an impressive person indeed, don’t think you really could pick a better role model. I’d recommend you get an iPad if you don’t have one and learn Swift using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app — while back at an Apple developer’s conference I met a 12 year old girl who already had two apps on the App Store. Apple loves to bring young developers to the World Wide Developer’s Conference in June every year too, look into that!

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply

      Lucky Alex :). I wish I could have met her. We have an iPad at home, I will definitely look into learning Swift. Thanks so much for letting me know about it.

  5. Kim@Team-Cartwright September 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Go you! This is awesome! STEM is for everyone, and it is wonderful that you are learning so much! Keep it up!

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm Reply

      Thanks Kim, it continues to be an exciting experience :).

  6. Tiffany September 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Wonderful!! I just started doing code programs with my 6 & 8 year olds. They’re loving it! And ps. The 6 year old is a girl and I think she’ll be following your footsteps!

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 9:48 pm Reply

      That is exciting Tiffany :).

  7. Bola September 7, 2017 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Amazing Jaz. You are truly an inspiring to girls. Keep up the good work.

    • Jazmeen September 7, 2017 at 11:23 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind comment :).

  8. Christina September 9, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply

    I love everything about this post. You rock! Keep it up. Some of the best coders I know are female. I look forward to following your journey.

    • Jazmeen September 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm Reply

      Thank you for your beautiful and encouraging comment :). I can’t wait to share more.

  9. Kossi September 12, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply

    This is inspiring! We need more girls in STEM, and your story will most likely inspire that. All the best, Jazmeen!

    • Jazmeen September 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Kossi :). I look forward to inspiring others.

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    • Jazmeen October 1, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply

      Thank you Garcinia 🙂

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