Omaha is a great place to be a kid who loves code. Between the AIM Brain Exchange, free classes at DoSpace, conferences like Code Crush, and programs like Careerockit, kids from kindergarten to high school have the opportunity to try all sorts of technology and find mentors to take them to the next step. One organization that is near and dear to my heart is Girls Who Code, a national organization devoted to closing the gender gap in technology by getting (and keeping) young girls interested in code and computer science.
If we’re going to keep up with the growing demands of this rapidly expanding field, we need to get young people excited about code and give that enthusiasm an environment in which it can flourish. If you’d like to get involved as a mentor or sponsor, you can reach out to Omaha Girls Who Code, DoSpace, or any of the organizations fostering the future of the Omaha tech community.
By Shannon Jackson.