|6 Women Coders Who Are Advancing Gender Equality
These women coders are advancing gender equality by creating apps that help women or using their public presence to smash stereotypes about women in the tech industry. They are moving social justice forward along with technology.
New App Helps Undocumented Immigrants Find College Scholarships
As an undocumented student, Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca’s, struggle to find money for college inspired her to create a scholarship network that undocumented students can tap into just by reaching into their pockets. The network comes in the form of an app called the DREAMer’s Roadmap.
Meet Isis Anchalee who started #ILookLikeAnEngineer
Isis Anchalee, a biology major, made the decision to drop out of school to teach herself to code. She now works at Uber as a Software Engineer in their Driver Experience team.
Two 24-Year-Old Women Raise $1.7M For Tech To Streamline Construction Projects
Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake spent 6 months interviewing workers — builders, managers, contractors — about what frustrations they encountered when trying to get a job done. After 8 months of research, they built a web and mobile platform that acts as a digital “punch list,” tracking incomplete or incorrect tasks on a construction project.
Teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum are building apps to solve local problems
Girls, aged between eight and sixteen, are using the open source developing tool MIT App Inventor, to build several mobile apps to tackle everyday problems, including sexual harassment, access to water and education.