“All children deserve opportunities to be inventors, creators, and makers of the technologies that make our world, and thereby take part in changing who controls, owns, and shapes our future” (MacDowell, 2016).

In my doctoral research Empowering Girls as Change Makers in Maker Culture, I co-created a makerspace with a team of 30 girls (ages 10 to 13) on their own terms, in their own ways, for their own purposes. Findings from my study include fun ways of empowering girls to build, hack, make, create change, and code with love.

Unequivocally, I am thrilled with and inspired by Google’s “Made w/ Code” project: “Less than 1% of girls study Computer Science. Let’s change that.”

Meet the dreamers, creators, and hackers whose code is changing the world.

Check out some of the innovative projects that girls are doing with code.

Code the world you want to see! Why code it alone when you can do it with friends? Take part in the Google Made w/ Code Community.

Here are three influential stories trending on Made w/ Code: