GoDaddy Contributes to Effort To Promote Girls' Interest in STEM

Technology provider GoDaddy will support the efforts of CodeEd, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides computer programming classes for girls in elementary, middle and high school.

In its classes, CodeEd encourages girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with collaborative project-based classes. Girls develop their own Web sites and other programs with the help of volunteer instructors.

GoDaddy, which provides technology services to small businesses, has just opened a new office in Cambridge, MA in an effort to attract technology talent to its company. The contributions to CodeEd, both financial and with staff members volunteering their time, is consistent with other charitable causes the company is involved with to encourage women to be involved with technology. The company has founded the GoDaddy Women in Technology network and is a sponsor of the Society of Women Engineers' annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event.

The goal of CodeEd is to encourage the early interest of girls in technology.

"CodeEd programs are designed to change our girls' perception about what programming is," said Executive Director and Co-Founder Angie Schiavoni, "and about what it means to be an engineer. We are grateful to GoDaddy for making such an important investment in the future of these young women."

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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