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CodeGirl: inspiring story about young women in tech

You’ve probably already heard about this inspiring documentary to get more girls into code, CodeGirl. The movie is directed by Lesley Chilcott, an award-winning filmmaker, documentarian (“An Inconvenient Truth”) and producer.

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube writes about the movie:

“CODEGIRL” follows the story of 5,000 girls from 60 countries as they compete in a global entrepreneurship and coding competition by Technovation. The girls have three months to develop an app that attempts to solve a problem in their local community. In the film, they size up their competition, interact with teachers and local mentors, learn to code, and pitch their ideas all in hopes of winning $10,000 in funding and support.

See CodeGirl for free, exclusively on YouTube, November 1-5, brought to you by Google’s Made with code initiative.

If the video is not available on YouTube anymore, you can watch the trailer or request a screening. For more info, check

Tip: If you’re from the Netherlands and curious about what’s happening in your area when it comes to promoting coding & IT to girls: please check, a project from VHTO to get more girls into tech.