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Online App Teaches Girls Computer Coding

Women face obstacles in the male-dominated field of computer technology, but new initiatives are teaching girls to write computer programs. One online application, from a startup called Vidcode, is bridging the gap between young girls and technology. One-hundred-fifty New York girls and boys were recently given a practical challenge: to use computer coding on the Vidcode website to make a video that helps abandoned animals in shelters. This "hackathon," or mass programming...

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