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With Girls in Mind

Thursday, March 5 2:15 pm–3:05 pm
TCC - Tahoma 1

Hear from Kiki Prottsman (KIKIvsIT), Kat Dej-panah (Girls Who Code) and Becky Fuller (Ignite Worldwide) as they explore the work of those who create resources specifically with girls in mind.  Why is there a need for programming designed specifically for girls? What does the landscape gain by embracing gender diversity? How do these programs handle this divide in their own way? This panel will cover these topics, as well as the controversial thoughts surrounding whether it's better to segment girls off into their own environments or integrate them into existing experiences.

Type: Panel
Focus Area: Coding
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Kat Dej-Panah Kat Dej-Panah, Girls Who Code

Kat is a partnership coordinator with Girl Who Code, the international non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by providing free resources to schools to teach girls CS skills.


Becky Fuller Becky Fuller, IGNITE Worldwide

Becky Fuller is the Program Manager at IGNITE Worldwide. As a graduate of Informatics at the UW, she understands the urgent need to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields. Her work involves coordinating memorable opportunities like career panels, corporate field trips and STEM workshops for thousands girls and non-binary students in Washington state.


Kiki Prottsman Kiki Prottsman, STEAMblender

Kiki is an author and entrepreneur, known mostly for her work with computer science, including several books, beginning with Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student, My First Coding Book, and Disney’s Coding with Anna and Elsa. In her spare time, Kiki runs an educational YouTube channel called KIKIvsIT, which helped her win the 2018 Game Changer award and silver for Stevie’s coveted 2017 Female Innovator of the Year Award.