California Polytechnic State University
CyberGirlz Summit gets girls into tech
CyberGirlz Summit gets girls into tech

More than 100  middle and high school girls recently huddled over laptops at Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Student Center, typing furiously. Animated turtles scuttled across screens, leaving square shapes in their wakes. “Does anybody know what a ‘for loop’ is?” Microsoft Technology Evangelist Christine Matheney asked the crowd. She quickly explained that it’s a programming command that will make the turtles run their path as many times as the girls want. Soon, turtles zoomed around in colorful, calculated spirals as the girls coded their own versions of the popular smartphone game “Flappy Bird.” This was the first of what educators hope...