Today in #girlpower, “Wonder Woman” partnered with Made with Code
Here’s some seriously super news: Google’s Made with Code has partnered with Wonder Woman for an interactive coding project and social media campaign.
The project follows in the footsteps of projects with Hidden Figures and Inside Out. It launched earlier this month and enables and encourages teen girls to code scenes from the film, with each level becoming increasingly more difficult. The aim is to teach girls introductory coding principles including sequencing, loops, conditionals, and so on — all with Wonder Woman encouraging them along the way.
Needless to say, we are so here for this — as is Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
“I think it’s amazing,” she wrote of the partnership in an email to HelloGiggles. “So cool to reach into these other fields that are so instrumental in our world now.” Jenkins also addressed why she thinks it’s important to show young girls that they can pursue math, science, and other fields that are often male-dominated.
"This is a major part of our world now, both informationally and creatively," she continued. "There are tons of women trying. I think I was one of the first people on the internet — and loved computers and they came easily to me — yet somehow this image that it is a male thing prevails."
The Made with Code and Wonder Woman partnership was celebrated at a recent launch event in Los Angeles, where 75 teen girls tried their hand at the program after Wonder Woman’s visual effects producer Amber Kirsch delivered a very inspiring speech about her career and how code played a role in this film and plays a role in movie making. false
“Code gives Wonder Woman her superpowers, her physical superpowers — jumping and her golden lasso, which is such an important thing,” Kirsch told HelloGiggles at the event. “I think she’s an empowering person and so is Made with Code. Made with Code really is something that’s really special for these girls to engage on a different level. Growing up I didn’t have that. We just had the ’70s Lynda Carter spinning around, flying around in her invisible jet.”
Well, we’re certainly feeling inspired. It you are too, follow the link to test out the program — and become a coding warrior.