Capital One holds children’s coding event

A unique event was hosted by Capital One at its Plano campus.

Highlights:

  • It was a three-week long Captial One Summer Coders Program, in which the company invited 32 middle school students to learn programming basics, design and create their apps and show them off to Capital One’s engineers and designers.
  • Program drew students from Girls Inc. – an organization that helps girls from underserved communities in Dallas acquire skills and be economically independent adult women in the long run.
  • Last day of event marked the celebration of the achievements of several young participating female coders, to spark their interests in IT and engineering careers.

Mark Cauwels – Capital One’s Vice President of Technology – commented that the girls used an application called MIT App Inventor to build their own apps that included educational apps, games and some limited productivity tools.

Lori Palmer is the Chief Executive Officer for Girls Inc.

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