As a parent, you want the best for your children, right? You want them to have every opportunity available. Whether its education or careers, you don’t want limits place on what your children can do and be. That’s why Lenovo and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls are working to close the gender gap in the area of technology and give girls the same opportunities to learn and enjoy coding as boys have.
Lenovo has teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls on a three-part video series spotlighting women in technology in support of LenovoGameState.com – a free, online destination for kids ages 13 and up. The site lets kids become part of a Code & Play Adventure, powered by Code Combat, where they can learn to code by playing a game. The more they play and learn, the more chances they have to win Lenovo products and a $2,500 scholarship to a coding school or camp.
The first video just premiered on Smart Girls’ Facebook, Instagram, and . It shares the story of Betty Holberton who worked as one of the first computer programmers ever for the U.S. during World War II. A second video spotlighting neuroscientist Dr. Sheila Nirenberg of Cornell University and her breakthrough work creating sight through neural coding debuted on March 10 (Facebook / Instagram / T
The third and final Smart Girls video celebrating Women in Technology will take viewers inside a mentoring session with Game Designer and Professor Tracy Fullerton of USC Games and teen members of Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Set to debut later this month, this virtual field trip is being shot inside the USC Innovation Lab, providing Girls Who Code tween and teenage-members with an inside look at what it’s like to code in college and professionally. Tracy Fullerton, director of the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, was recently featured in the New York Times as the lead designer for the beautiful new game, Walden.
Go ahead and offer a new range of opportunities to your girls. You can start today by letting your daughter try out coding in a fun environment, not to mention give her the opportunity to win lots of cool prizes… and yes of course, encourage your boys to enjoy the game too! They definitely won’t want to miss this one.
Click here to visit the Lenovo GameState website and sign-up to win great prizes!
WIN: 24/7 Moms and Lenovo are giving away a Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 Tablet.
Lenovo Yoga Book key features:
Slim, Light, with All-Day Battery Life – Unleash your Imagination, Anywhere.Only 4.05 mm thin when opened, weighing just 1.5 lbs (690 g), and with up to 13 hours of use on a single charge – the Yoga Book allows you to use your creativity wherever you are. Its awesome-looking design is crafted with a premium high-quality alloy of Aluminum (Al) and Magnesium (Mg).
Choose a Mode to Match Your Needs – With a hinge that opens 360º, the Yoga Book can be used in 4 modes to fit your lifestyle: lay-flat Create Mode for drawing and taking notes, Browse Mode as a compact 10.1” tablet, Watch Mode for entertainment, and Type Mode as a productive laptop.
Theater-Like Multimedia – Not only is the Yoga book great to create, it’s great to watch. This 2-in-1 tablet, features a bright 10.1” Full-HD display and Dolby Audio Premium-enhanced speakers give you an immersive, cinematic sound—putting you at the center of the action
Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below. For every entry you do it’s an extra entry to win.
US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on March 25, 2017.
Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Lenovo in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.