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Boolean Girl Events

Friday, June 24th at 1 PM meet Boolean Girl Ambassadors

Sweta Sinha, Head of Product Management at Geico, and

Myra Saxena, Second Grader at Academy of Christian Education, Reston

Sweta Sinha, Head of Product Management at Geico

Myra Saxena, Second Grader at Academy of Christian Education, Reston

Sweta is Head of Technical Product Management at Geico. An unusual blend of culture, community and technology experience, she has spent last 15 years at fortune 500 companies such as Capital One, Fannie Mae & IBM across the globe. Following her go to strategy for sustainable innovation by challenging the status quo, Sweta has led products and experience enjoyed by millions of users products through human centered design in the emerging technology space. Coming from a family of educators, Sweta loves to volunteer for STEM education by coaching and mentoring elementary, middle, and high schoolers. One of her fun fact is that she has lived in 3 different continents and 4 countries!

Myra is a second grader in a private school Academy of Christian Education in Reston. The three things which keep Myra on toes are health, technology, and compassion. Intrigued by the time spent sitting outside doctor’s office, she has developed a phone application “Healthy Littles” to learn healthy habits through gamification. Myra has also created a social impact business called SPARKLEZ. She designs and sells handmade charm bracelets and keychains. She uses profits to support a blind girls school.

In her own words “I want to bring a Sparkle to their faces” by supporting their education.

Please join us in our session today. Have you heard this before – Eat your veggies, eat your fruits, did you drink enough water today? I bet you have, as I do too :). I am excited to talk to you about my journey of building my app called “Healthy Littles”.  The purpose of this app is to raise awareness of healthy habits in a fun way.

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Saturdays Each Month at 3 PM
Hour of Code – Free

Each month we offer three different free Hour of Code events. Each for a different skill level and age. Find the event that is appropriate for your age and skill. All kids welcome.  If you are a Girl Scout, learn how to earn your Coding for Good badge with Boolean Girl by attending an Hour of Code.  Participation limited to 30 kids.

You can join with any computer that has a browser and internet access.

Introduction to Coding – Hour of Code – Free – Ages 7+

Get an introduction to programming in Scratch a drag and drop programming language designed by MIT to teach kids to code.  Follow along with our live instructor and create a program in Scratch.   On your Boolean Box, click the Scratch the Cat icon. On other computers, go to https://scratch.mit.edu/

For Girl Scouts this HOC is for brownies.

Coding Basics – Hour of Code – Free – 8+ with some experience with Scratch

Work with a live Boolean Girl instructor (no videos) to write a more advanced Scratch program using coding concepts like loops and  conditional statements.

Girl Scout Juniors who also attend one of our free Ambassador sessions will earn their Coding Basics Badge. On your Boolean Box, click the Scratch the Cat icon. On other computers, go to https://scratch.mit.edu/

Intro to Python – Hour of Code – Free – 10+

Never coded in Python or just want to sharpen your skills?  In this hour, work with a Boolean Girl instructor to write a Python program.

Girl Scout Cadettes who also attend one of our free Ambassador sessions will earn their Coding Basics Badge.   You must install Python and Thonny on your computer before the event starts. 

Past Ambassador Events

Click to see Ambassadors from 2020 and 2021

Saturday, January 22nd at 5 PM meet Boolean Girl Ambassador
Monica Puerto a Data Scientist

Monica Puerto is a Data Scientist who has worked with large media companies, such as National Geographic and Discovery Communications, in addition to startups and nonprofits. She holds a Master’s in Data Science from American University. She was a volunteer director for the DC Chapter of Women Who Code. An avid speaker on Data Science in the Washington, DC area, Monica is passionate about making technology more inclusive and diverse.

Saturday, February 19th at 5 PM meet Boolean Girl Ambassador
Stephanie Sanchez A Chemical Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants

Stephanie Sanchez has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina. She earned an Associates’ degree in chemical engineering at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Columbia before coming to the United States to complete her degree at Drew University.

She currently works as a Senior Staff Professional at Geosyntec Consultants a company that strives to keep our groundwater safe from chemical contamination. As a graduate research assistant, she worked on a study funded by the National Science Foundation on the discovery and design of catalytic materials that can be used to effectively convert biomass into useful chemicals.

Stephanie is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and she also volunteers as a FemStem day speaker!