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AWeber and TechGirlz Host Interactive Workshop
Kicking off “Hour of Code” Week
Chalfont, Pa. November 25, 2014 – AWeber and TechGirlz will partner together for an interactive workshop that will bring high school ladies a hands-on computer science class. The workshop will kick-off “Hour of Code” week, a national initiative offering the opportunity for students all over the country to try their hand at a computer science class for an hour.
Together, AWeber & TechGirlz will host an “Interactive Computing with Makey Makey” workshop that will be taught by AWeber lady team members. The class takes place on Monday, December 8, 2014 and runs from 9:30am – 2:00pm at AWeber – Email Marketing’s headquarters located in Chalfont.
“At AWeber, we are dedicated to reducing and eliminating the gender gap in technology occupations,” said Sean Cohen, AWeber’s COO. “We are always looking for ways to develop and encourage students to explore the fields of STEM and are thrilled to be a part of this mission!”
TechGirlz is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that aims to bridge the gender gap in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by introducing adolescent girls to technology. The joint workshop with AWeber is aimed at providing an interactive experience involving different kinds of technology and enabling participants to interact with women who have carved out successful careers in technology fields.
AWeber and TechGirlz realize how great the need and desire for technology curricula is across the state and around the country. That’s why they’ve invited young ladies to come meet and learn from some of the best in the business including; Kelly Mathews, AWeber Software Engineer, Kelsey Paone, Web Designer, Sam Provenza, Web Designer, Amber Heilman, AWeber Software Engineer, Andrea Carter, Public Relations Specialist and Brandyn Bissinger, Public Relations Manager.About AWeber AWeber, headquartered in Chalfont, Pa., helps more than 120,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers increase sales and profits through its suite of web-based email marketing software. The privately held company was founded in 1998. For more information, visit aweber.com, subscribe to the AWeber blog, or follow on Twitter and Facebook.