We Use Art to Inspire
Girls in Computer Science.
Code/Art’s Innovative Approach
Code/Art is on a mission to increase the number of girls in computer science by delighting and inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming. We strive to put young women, particularly young women from historically underrepresented groups, on track for future tech careers by providing welcoming early coding programs that focus on art, creativity and social good.
We have reached over 8,000 girls to date!
Girls taught Code/Art lessons by K-12 Teachers trained by Code/Art
After school Code/Art Clubs & Coding Workshop Participants
Annual Coding Competition Contestants
Through art-infused coding programs, Code/Art provides fun and welcoming early coding opportunities for girls.
Code/Art offers year round programming for both K-12 Students and Educators.
Workshops and school year support for K-12 art and tech teachers to learn Code/Art’s introductory lessons in order to implement them into their classrooms.
CODE/ART CLUBS & WORKSHOPS
Online and in-person coding clubs where girls learn web development, mobile apps, 3D modeling, game design, and code their own artwork in community!
Code/Art’s national competitions combine creativity, art, and coding to inspire girls to pursue computer science while also helping change society’s view of what a coder looks like. These friendly competitions are for girls, non-binary and genderqueer students in grades 3-12 residing in the U.S. Entry period runs from October through February.
“I love coding and art and I loved how you could add them together to make something beautiful.”
Valentina N., Code/Art Club Student
“I love when you look back at your code and it looks really complex it’s really cool to think “wow I did that and I understand it.””
Camila P., Code/Art Club Student
"It was very rewarding to scroll through the lines of code knowing that I wrote them. I'm proud to see the improvement from when I first started working on the project and the time I submitted it."
Livia U., Code/Art Competition Participant
"No matter how long it took, I am very happy that I got to code. What I found most rewarding about this was being able to code something, getting to have fun, and learning new things while doing this project."
Isabella E., Code/Art Competition Participant
Code/Art News & Updates
Did you know that Code/Art uses a near-peer teaching model by employing college-level computer science majors to teach and mentor younger students? Why this model is so important This near-peer teaching model is a powerful approach that harnesses the influence of individuals who are close in age or experience to the learner. It acknowledges that students often learn effectively from peers who share their background, interests, and challenges, and leverages this connection to foster a sense of belonging and improve learning outcomes. It is especially important to foster this sense of belonging for girls in computer science, a field that…
We are thrilled to announce that Code/Art has been awarded the 2023 Golden Palm Award for EdTech Excellence presented by South Florida Tech Hub! The award celebrates organizations that have made significant contributions to tech education, skill development, and access to education in South Florida, fostering the next generation of tech talent. We’re honored to have been nominated alongside: CSTA Miami Dan Marino Foundation LAN InfoTech Miami EdTech Boca Code 4Geeks Academy College of Communication & Design, Lynn University Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Broward Area STEM Ecosystem (BASE) This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the incredible support of our…
We had the great pleasure of collaborating with our CSforALL Miami cohort partners: MiamiEdTech, CSTA Miami, and Infento to host an end-of-year celebration for a group of nominated teachers in South Florida who have gone above and beyond teaching on-demand computer science skills to their students! Thank you to our partners Ironhack for lending their brand new space for us to host this event! We ended our celebration by attending a Marlin's game to kick off everyone's well-deserved summer break. Teachers Awarded by Code/Art : A’Shonda Bivens, Ernest R Graham K-8 Academy Ana Vo, Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High…
Congratulations to the class of 2023! Below we're highlighting a few Code/Artists within our community that have accomplished so much and eagerly anticipate to hear more about their future accomplishments. Read below for more on their journey and how this community has impacted them. Anne-Sophie Frédérick Attending: Williams College Major: Computer Science and Linguistics Notable achievements: 2022 ChangeMaker winner Future Tech LeadHERs Club member CodeYourSelf™ top competition contestant Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipient "My self-portrait for the Code/Art’s CodeYourSelf™ competition was my first time coding. Code/Art has been part of my computer science journey ever since. Participating in the club…
The future is bright! This month, we had the pleasure of visiting a Code/Art Creative Coding elective taught by an all-star middle school teacher, Ms. A’Shonda Bivens at Ernest R Graham K-8 Academy Hialeah,FL. During our visit, we got to chat with young girls who proudly shared their coded projects and spoke confidently about their […]
We're thrilled to share that four Code/Art high school students, Jennifer M., Anne-Sophie F., Alexa M., and Vivian B. are recipients of Amazon's Future Engineer $40K Scholarship! Only eight students in all of Miami-Dade County Public Schools received one of these prestigious scholarships, and four of them went to Code/Art students! Jennifer is a Code/Art programs intern, a Code/Art Future Tech LeadHER, and a 2023 Code/Art ChangeMaker competition winner. Anne-Sophie is a Code/Art Future Tech LeadHER, a top Code/Art CodeYourSelf™ competition finalist for the past two years, and a 2022 Code/Art ChangeMaker competition winner. Alexa worked as a Code/Art marketing intern last summer, and Vivian was introduced to Code/Art by her high school math teacher, who…
Check out our latest interview with Comcast Newsmakers! Romina Polo, Chief Creative Officer of Code Art, joins Candace Kelley to talk about how she is out in the community making sure that when it comes to technology, young girls and women are not left behind.
This summer, we’re bringing the excitement of coding and technology to middle school girls across the City of Miami! Code/Art is thrilled to share that we’ve partnered with Venture Miami and Miami Dade College to host 5 1-week long camps at four different MDC locations across the City of Miami. Our goal is to empower […]
On March 11th, 2023, Code/Art hosted its 8th annual Code/Art Fest – a gathering that celebrates the achievements of young female coders while raising awareness of the opportunities in computing fields. Every year, Code/Art Fest brings together technologists, artists, and creatives to participate in tech workshops, keynote talks, an interactive STEM expo, and a one-of-a-kind […]
We’re honored to announce that Code/Art has been selected as one of the five organizations that the City of Miami will fund to advance STEM education in the City of Miami. The funds are granted by the Economic Accessibility Initiative (EAI) through Venture Miami, a City of Miami department created to provide access to economic […]
Happy Computer Science Education (CSEd) Week [Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2022]! Every year, we partner with school teachers to encourage students to participate in an Hour of Code activity or CS themed event. This year, we had the pleasure of visiting a few Miami-Dade County schools as well as co-host a CSEd Celebration at […]