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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Sophie Houser


Ms. Houser is appearing courtesy of HarperCollins

Andrea “Andy” Gonzales, a rising freshman at UNC, and Sophie Houser, a rising sophomore at Brown University, met and discovered the power of coding at the summer camp Girls Who Code in 2014. They created a simple 8-bit video game, Tampon Run, and then watched it go viral. They are proud advocates for girls in STEM, and coding in particular, and continue to combat taboos and glass ceilings working against girls everywhere. They co-wrote "Girl Code.

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Scheduled events:
Girls Rule
Join Sophie Houser and Andrea Gonzales as they talk about their on-line video game and new book, "Girl Code," as well as how girls can get involved in high tech fun.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Panelists: Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
Girl Code: A Coding Workshop for Teens
A workshop for aspiring coders. Two teen techies met at a Girls Who Code summer program, teamed up to create a viral video game and gained access to tech companies. They will demonstrate coding strategies and share what they learned about opportunities for girls in science and technology.

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
Moderator: Diana Hill

Book:
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
March 2017
ISBN 9780062472502
Hardcover, 272 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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