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Tiburon-Belvedere library sheds (LED) light on programming for girls

Published Sunday March 5

Zhang is a fulltime software developer at Stanford University.

By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal

8 girls worked away at their laptops with ferocious concentration Sat sitting in a high-ceilinged room in Tiburon reminiscent of a tech firm.

They were participating in a session of Girls Who Code, a national program that started in 2012 with the goal of closing the gender gap in technology. The sessions are offered for free to 6th to twelfth grade girls Sat mornings at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

It is expected that there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer-related fields by 2020, but women are on track to fill only three percent.

Article length: About 570 words.
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