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For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2013
Media Contact:
Melba Gasque
gasquem@miamidade.gov
305-375-5661

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust brings Black Girls CODE to Miami to teach computer coding in the inner city


(MIAMI, November 19, 2013) – Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) brings the San Francisco-based nonprofit, Black Girls CODE (BGC), to Miami’s Targeted Urban Areas in an effort to educate girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.   Black Girls CODE is committed to introducing girls of color to careers in computer programming and technology and will host its first computer coding workshop, “Building A Webpage in a Day Miami” on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, 6300 NW 7 Ave, in Liberty City, beginning 10 a.m.  

“The workshop is an opportunity to expose our young girls in Miami to an exceptional tech-focused organization as Black Girls Code,” MDEAT Executive Director John Dixon said.  “We hope the workshop attracts a committed cadre of participants who will maintain an interest in technology for years to come.”

WHO:          MDEAT and BGC

WHAT:         Build a Webpage in a Day Miami (Girls ages 7 to 17)           

WHEN:         Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center
                    6300 NW 7th Avenue, Suite 1101-2, Miami, FL 33150           


The workshop will teach participants computer coding through the process of building their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities. It will introduce them to HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.  Adults are encouraged to volunteer at the workshop and to volunteer at future BGC tech events for the young girls.

To volunteer for Black Girls Code Miami, visit http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html. For more information on MDEAT, visit www.miamidade.gov/EconomicAdvocacyTrust, email MDEATInfo@miamidade.gov, contact William Simmons at 305-375-5661 ext. 93405.