December 23, 2013, 4:14 PM — Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting the huge gender gap in the technology and engineering fields by giving high school girls the education, inspiration, and tools to pursue opportunities in computing fields. Intel is (awesomely) pledging up to $20,000 for this cause, but it's up to us to get the donations up: It takes just a tweet to have Intel contribute $1.
Here's how it works:
When you "Retweet" one of the official Tweets found at HTML5hub.com/GiftOfCode, the ReTweet counter will increase by 1 (one) tweet and will add an additional $1.00US to the donation fund, up to $20,000US.
So far, $955 has been raise from retweets, so there's still a long way to go.
Computer education should be one of our top priorities. We need more talented developers innovating, yet programming isn't even taught in 90% of US schools.--and girls tend to be the least encouraged to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).
If you'd like to help correct this situation, head to http://html5hub.com/GiftOfCode/, select one of the tweets to retweet, and consider it your good deed of the day.
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