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Google’s Made With Code Viewing & Coding Party

Thursday, May 23, 2024
This event is only open to teen girls ages 13 – 18. The event is free, but a reserved ticket is required. FREE-The Cary Theater is excited to partner with the National Foundation of Women Legislators and Google’s Made with Code project to host a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls (13-18). Hidden Figures is the true story of three female, African-American NASA mathematicians — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — and their decisive contributions to the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Google’s Made with Code is an initiative launched in June 2014 to inspire millions of teen girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers. Google’s research shows this is a perception problem more than anything — girls don’t see coding as interesting or relevant to their passions, they don’t think they’ll be good at it and they don’t see other girls and women doing it. We want to show girls that coding is fast becoming the new literacy and increasingly part of every industry. Free tickets left at Will Call may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the screenings.