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.