The NGO Girls Who Code, dedicated to taking the teaching of programming language girls and women around the world and strengthen gender diversity in the non-unknown area of Apple: Ma had already partnered with the foundation in March to celebrate International Women's Day. Now the seeds of this collaboration are beginning to bear fruit.
From the next school year in the northern hemisphere, which will begin next September, Girls Who Code will implement a new version of the Swift language learning curriculum, based on that offered by Apple in the “Everyone Can Program” program (Everyone Can Code). The news will be made available to thousands of students between 12 and 18 years old (between 6th grade and the 12th grade) to hundreds of NGO-supported educational institutions.
The basic idea of the curriculum remains the same: younger students begin by learning the basic concepts of programming languages on the iPad, with a little help from Swift Playgrounds; Eventually, classes move to building full-featured apps on the Mac for training full-fledged developers ready to go to the market that spins billions of dollars a year.
Tim Cook celebrated the news on Twitter:
The Girls With Code website has more information about the curriculum, institutions where it will be adopted and much more.
Cool, isn't it?