We were so excited to see what a huge success Girls Coding Day turned out to be, and we can not wait to continue this new tradition into the years to come. Over 100 students came out to learn new tech skills from our incredible volunteers. We had volunteers from 17 companies join us and…
Creating space for students to flourish in technology.
“I do some coding in school. We do simple coding and nothing as complex as this. I wanna learn more about it and get better at it.”
“In Code Madison Forward I felt excitement because finally I could take something that I loved and thoroughly enjoy, coding…. My sister enjoyed participating Girls Coding Day and seeing her excited and gushing about all that happened was awesome.”
“Coding is something new that Asia has never thought of doing before Maydm came along. I really think it inspired her and is a door opener for her in today’s society. This can get her far in life. Her mother and I are proud of her being a part of something like this that will benefit her in the future.”
Wisconsin Life (Wisconsin Public Radio) BY Erika Janik June 28, 2017 Winnie Karanja first discovered coding in high school. But it didn’t seem like a field for her. She’s very social; she’s female; and she’s African American. “It’s hard to enter a field where you’ve never seen anyone look like you,” says Karanja. “It just didn’t seem…
Brava Magazine BY Candice Wagener January 02, 2017 When things need to change, Winnie Karanja does something about it. She founded Maydm, an organization that introduces youth to technology through coding, because she wanted to change the disparities in tech by giving females and people of color a leg up. “I just kept thinking, I…
Girls Coding Day
On Saturday December 10th, 2016 over 100 young girls came together with Maydm at the Madison Central Public library to discover and explore the world of coding. They tinkered in Swift Playground, built apps in MIT AppInventor, and created stunning websites through codepen.io. This is Girls Coding Day.
Founder and Executive Director Winnie Karanja, MSc. says it best:
“There are women who live in this world. And so if we’re not at the table, if we’re not building, if we don’t have the skills to build the kind of products that we want to see, there’s something that’s missing.”