On Tuesday my friend and I attended the Rally for Girls Who Code in Union Square. It was a great experience listening to all the speakers, and I left feeling so inspired and motivated! As my niece Jade put it, they gave us these nice blue napkins to show our support for girls in tech.
If you don’t know what this organization is about, Girls Who Code is all about teaching middle school and high school aged girls how to code. By fostering an interest in technology, GWC hopes to close the gender gap that faces the tech industry. If you’d like to learn how you can help the cause, visit their website here. They also had a book launch afterwards to celebrate the release of 2 books about coding and computer science for young girls 8-12. I’m definitely ordering some off of Amazon for my niece. Let me just say that Girls Who Code has an amazing design team, not only are there book covers so adorable, but I loved the posters displayed at the rally too. Unfortunately, I did not think to take a photo of them. Whelp, brain fart.
It was still light outside by the time the rally ended so we decided to hit one of our favorite spots, the High Line. It’s kind of hard to describe because this place is so unique, but it’s basically railroad tracks that were transformed into an elevated park. The cool things about the High Line are the displays of art, they are constantly changing it up so we always see something new. Damn it, would have been nice if I thought to take photos of the sculptures or art. Sorry, guys, I am really off my game. But, enjoy all these selfies I took! 😀
I also managed to convince my girl to get pizza afterward at a nearby pizza shop. I got completely soaked in a flash rain storm later that night, but it ended up being such a nice day. I love spending time with the people I love, and supporting causes that mean so much to me!