Good Read: Want To Fix the Tech Gender Gap? Make Girls Play Video Games
Interesting premise: getting girls interested in video games will also lead them to learn how to they’re made.
“The leap toward more advanced computing comes not only from playing games—today, 94 percent of girls are gaming, compared with 99 percent of boys—but in becoming curious about how they work and then beginning to tinker with code in order to modify game results. Boys are still much more likely than girls to explore this type of simple computer programming, and not every young girl who is curious about how computers work has an encouraging parent at home or the hardware she needs.”