GoDaddy Contributes to Effort To Promote Girls' Interest in STEM
Technology provider GoDaddy will support the efforts
CodeEd, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides computer programming
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
the help of volunteer instructors.
which provides technology services to small
businesses, has just opened a new office in Cambridge, MA in an effort
attract technology talent to its company. The contributions to CodeEd,
financial and with staff members volunteering their time, is consistent
other charitable causes the company is involved with to encourage women
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
"CodeEd programs are designed to change our girls'
about what programming is," said Executive Director and Co-Founder Angie
Schiavoni, "and about what it means to be an engineer. We are grateful
GoDaddy for making such an important investment in the future of these
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.