Kode with Klossy : Helpful or Hurtful?
There has been a lot of controversy around Kode with Klossy online lately due to people posting about it being an all girls camp. They are saying this is hurting the gender gap in tech because the camp doesn’t allow boys. As a female developer I have a hard time understanding the issue with this. Before you bomb the comments with biased opinions please take 2 minutes to read my thoughts on the matter.
From what I can gather from the Kode with Klossy website is that it is a group for girls by girls to learn to code. It empowers them to code and become leaders in tech industry. Now what about that statement is bad? From what I can see, nothing.
Kode With Klossy empowers girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech.
Why is it wrong to give young girls the option to go to an all girl camp to learn to code. Speaking from the experience of having been a young girl, who was bashful and nervous around boys, I would have probably preferred to learn something so challenging with just girls.
If a little girl feels more comfortable learning to code in an atmosphere of female peers why should that not be an option for her. We are forgetting that these are little girls, that come from all different backgrounds and situations. It is not our job to project our attitudes and our experiences onto them. We all have different experiences and just because you prefer to learn in a certain way doesn’t mean others do as well. Giving kids the option to learn in an environment that is best suited for them is a huge success. And in reality, the goal of all of this, is to get more girls interested in engineering and programming.
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