Tynker Celebrates Women’s History Month
In the United States, March is designated as Women’s History Month to honor the countless contributions that women have made to America’s great history.
Success isn’t about how much money you make,
It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives
At Tynker, we love to recognize the incredible achievements made by women, especially in technology. That’s why we post a STEM blog each month recognizing the accomplishments of women trailblazers in tech, including our most recent recipients like Ashley Tolbert and 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao.
As the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Joy is a digital activist, “fighting bias in algorithms” that can lead to racial and gender discrimination in artificial intelligence, while championing these social issues in the medium that she believes will best shine a light on her message.
Carol is an executive and an entrepreneur, not to mention an author and a model, though she commonly refers to herself as a roboticist—saving the world, one robot at a time. So how does her work in technology find its way into her everyday life? Robotics, she says, has taught her, “more of what it means to be human.”
The more one does, the more one can do
We’d also like to take this opportunity to tip our hats to Margaret Hamilton, who we shined a spotlight on two years ago. Margaret is credited with coining the term “software engineering”—and, along with her team, wrote the code for Apollo 11’s on-board flight software, which became especially important when a computer malfunction occurred just prior to landing on the moon!
There was no choice but to be pioneers
We can’t wait to see what the next generation of girls in the sciences will create for the betterment of the world.
Tynker teaches kids from kindergarten through high school how to code in a fun, creative way that helps them develop skills in Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, Organization, Math, Storytelling, and Art.
These skills are an open-ended ticket to discover what’s possible and one day maybe even practical. And with the ability to code under their belt, kids will have the keys to a wide range of 21st century jobs.
So this month, as we savor the triumphs of women in tech, as well as all the women doing amazing things across the country, we ask:
What will your kids create with code?