Sign ups underway for Girls Who Code in Chico

Sign ups underway for Girls Who Code in Chico

When Build.com offered a community class to teach teen girls to develop software, the organizers thought they might have five to 10 girls. They wound up with 40, with nearly 80 on the waiting list. “Yeah, that was a bit of a surprise,” says spokesman Ryan Sanders of Build.com, a Chico-based internet home improvement business. […]

Girls Who Code CHICO in the Chico ER

Girls Who Code CHICO in the Chico ER

Rather than just lamenting over the gender gap in tech jobs, a female employee at one Chico company is aggressively working to change the ratios. And she wants local girls from sixth to 12th grade to think about the possibilities. Build.com employee Dani Dirks, who is the only female software developer for the online home […]

Girls Who Code CHICO on Action News Now

Girls Who Code CHICO on Action News Now

Experts report technology companies have among the lowest participation of women of any industry. To bridge the gap, Chico business Build.com partnered with Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization who teaches students how to code online. Female students in middle and high school can participate in a 20-week program which starts in January. Check out […]

Build.com Signs the #HireMe Pledge

Build.com Signs the #HireMe Pledge

Build.com has joined Facebook, Pinterest, AT&T and more of the top technology companies in signing the Girls Who Code #HireMe pledge. Build.com has pledged to share internship and technical recruiting opportunities with GWC students and alumni to help support greater gender diversity in technology. For more, check out http://www.girlswhocode.com/hireme/