Made with Code, whose mission is to inspire girls to take their first step in code and consider computer science as a means to pursue their dream careers, debuted a tapestry of coded creations made by teen girls around the USA on stage during an empowered call to action from Priyanka Chopra and performance by Ellie Goulding of "Anything Can Happen" live at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, September 24th 2016 in New York City's Central Park.
Ellie Goulding performs at 5th annual Global Citizen Festival with "Let's Promote Unity" message coded by Chelsea L.
Backstage at Made with Code's VIP suite, stars and notables, including Nancy Pelosi, Dianna Agron, Darren Criss, and Kal Penn, took part in the movement by coding their own messages to inspire change.
The 5th annual Global Citizen Festival was also attended by coding mentors from Google's Made with Code initiative.
Priyanka Chopra said, "to quote the great Mahatma Gandhi from the land that I come from, be the change that you wish to see in the world... The girls and women that you see on screen are coding to fight inequality, increase peace, and end poverty." You can watch Priyanka's speech, as well as more amazing videos from the event, in the fantastic playlist below!:
Earlier in the week, Made with Code gave a sneak preview of their innovative, groundbreaking on-stage integration at the Global Citizens Festival at Milk Studios in New York City, and shined a light on Chloe x Halle, supporters of Made with Code's "Change is Made with Code" campaign who use code-powered social media to champion critical issues like gender and racial equality. Chloe and Halle were joined by teen girls from the Black Girls Rock! and other local nonprofits at the event.
Visit MadeWithCode.com for more info and to make your own coded creation, a unique digital representation of the change you wish to see in the world.
Check out more fantastic photos from the 5th annual Global Citizen Festival below!:
About Made with Code
Made with Code is Google's movement to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see computer science as a means to pursue their dream careers. Less than 1 percent of U.S. girls express interest in majoring in computer science. By the time girls in middle-school go to college, there will be one million more computer science jobs than computer scientist to fill them. Learn more at www.madewithcode.com, plus follow Made with Code on Instagram and Twitter for the latest from Made with Code, and follow the conservation using hashtag #MadeWithCode.
About Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is a social action platform for the global generation who are passionate about learning and taking action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to achieve the Global Goals and end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to reach and recruit the largest possible number of people who care about global issues.
All photos in this post courtesy of Google.
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