'Girls Who Code' Non-Profit Announces New Swift Curriculum Option

Non-profit organization Girls Who Code today announced plans to begin offering a new Swift coding tutorial option for its upcoming 6th to 12th grade clubs as part of Apple’s ongoing Everyone Can Code initiative.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared the news on Twitter this afternoon, saying the company is excited to work with the Girls Who Code initiative.


Girls Who Code’s website says that it is aiming to build the “largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States” through learning opportunities and programs dedicated to teaching coding.


Girls Who Code offers free after school programs for 3rd to 5th and 6th to 12th grade girls in a variety of locations across the United States.

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4 weeks ago
I thought open discrimination was in the past. Guess not.
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4 weeks ago
Looking forward to the #GirlsWhoCollectGarbage and #GirlsWhoCleanSewers initiative
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4 weeks ago
Considering we have an issue with less and less males graduating, less and less males going onto further education and drop out rates for males increasing each year...... seems fair and reasonable ‍♂️

I am all for equality of opportunity just not for equality of outcome, there is a big difference.
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4 weeks ago

What a joke. What are we going to do once we hit a 50% ratio of women?

Be pleased.
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I am all for equality of opportunity just not for equality of outcome, there is a big difference.

Then you should support this program.
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I thought open discrimination was in the past. Guess not.

What a silly post. There are plenty of arenas where targeted recruitment and enrollment are suitable, even necessary for a variety of reasons. After school programs are one example.
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4 weeks ago
This thread is great example that misogyny is clearly still alive, and that some men cannot seem to allow for anyone else to have their own "club".

Only men can have their own clubs and groups! if anyone else does,it's clearly SJW! What a bunch of crybabies in this thread.

A non-profit organization that is setup to help women/girls learn to code does NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM MEN.

Apparently, boys egos are so fragile this day that anyone doing anything good for any other group of people automatically means they're being attacked in some way. Pathetic.
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4 weeks ago
When I saw the thread title and read the OP, I thought it was silly that this was put in PRSI. I assumed that no one could possibly have a problem with this. You would think that given the current political climate that I wouldn’t be so naive.
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4 weeks ago
What a joke. What are we going to do once we hit a 50% ratio of women?
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4 weeks ago
Always cool to see how we're moving further and further backwards with sexism and discrimination. What's next, only hiring women for coding jobs?

And if we really wanna go there: is it even considered "coding" if they're not using a physics keyboard?
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4 weeks ago

I thought open discrimination was in the past. Guess not.


Assuming I read your comment correctly, this is exactly the kind of reply I expected to find in this thread.
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4 weeks ago
This is your regular reminder that programming was largely considered a menial "woman's job" before it became well-paying in the '70s, and this is the woman who programmed the Apollo 11 computer:

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