Our four summer interns reflect on their experiences at Maydm.
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“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.”SiriMiddle School Student
“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.”AbdullahHigh School Student
“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.”DerrickParent
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The Amazing Maydm Race is a fundraiser and competition in style of the so-named popular TV show. Teams of 2 or 4 individuals trek around downtown Madison, completing a series of STEM, physical, and creative challenges to advance to the next local businesses or landmark destination. The top teams to complete the challenges and arrive at the final destination win great prizes!
Read about how fifteen fourth to sixth grade girls spent their summer learning about robotics and artificial intelligence at RoboSmart.
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.”