ABOUT US

CoderChicks Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a goal to empower more girls to pursue careers in the STEM field. Right now, only 18% of computer science majors are women, and we need to change that. Currently based in Orlando, we have coding workshops, online coding tutorials and our blog where we update our CoderChicks about tech opportunities. We have taught over 300 girls how to code over the past year and a half, free of charge. Please navigate through our page to learn more about us! 

GET INVOLVED

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Workshops

We offer both online and in-person coding workshops, free of charge. No experience required!

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The Blog

Here we write about STEM opportunities for young women & we keep our subscribers updated about our events and happenings!

THE TEAM

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Deepika Kannan

Founder

Deepika is a student at Seminole High School's IB program. She loves working with kids and scientific research. Her research has been nationally recognized by ProjectCSGIRLS and Broadcom MASTERS, and she was recently recognized as a National Honorable Mention winner by NCWIT. She is also a member of the 2019 TechGirls USA Cohort, a cultural Dept. of State exchange program.

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Mrs. Abena Petruso

Advisor 

Mrs. Petruso is a veteran teacher with  over 20  years experience teaching and working with children.  She currently mentors young girls and has a passion for helping them see their potential. ​

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Adya Gulati

Instructor

Adya Gulati is a 16-year old student at Oviedo High School. She has a passion for STEM based activities, such as coding, and has participated in these activities since childhood. Adya loves working with kids and sharing her passion with others.

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Julie Sparks

Contributor

Julie is a current computer science student at Rollins College and is most interested in cybersecurity, history, and traveling. 

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Manel Bouabdallah

ChickChat Writer

Manel is a 16-year old student at the pioneer school of Nabeul. She lives in Tunisia. She is always fueling her passion for STEM and learning about new concepts. She is an active member of two tech related clubs and an arduino and app development mentor. Recently, she won at a national robotic competition.  Manel is highly motivated to inspire teenagers to pursue their dreams and help build a more sustainable world. 

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Gloria Huang

ChickChat Writer

Gloria Huang is a junior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is an enthusiast for anything math or technology related and hopes to spread her passion with others. Through teaching programming basics to young girls in her community and her scientific research she hopes she can pave the way toward equality for all girls in the STEM field.

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Naomi Hardy-Njie

CoderChicks Maryland

Naomi is a sophomore at the Heart Christian School in MD. She is a part of Black Girls Code and is part of the TechGirls USA Cohort, a cultural exchange program by the Dept. of State. In the future, she plans on becoming a cyber security major or a surgeon.

SPONSORS

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PARTNERSHIPS

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