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Group Expanding Plans to Teach Computer Coding to Girls

Computer Coding

A Kanawha County group is expanding plans to teach computer coding to girls.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the initiative Project Code Nodes will start group sessions in downtown Charleston, Institute and Rand. Meetings already are ongoing in Kanawha City.

The new locations are affiliated with the West Virginia-based Partnership of African American Churches.

Initiative developer Ysabel Bombardiere says those locations will provide free computer coding classes to a total of 70 girls. She currently is the only instructor. But she hopes college students provided by NASA’s West Virginia Space Grant Consortium eventually will be able to teach classes and help expand the program.

The coding classes are open to middle- and high-school girls.