February 12, 2015

Engaging High School Girls in STEM and Coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript with We Can Code IT

We Can Code IT's after-school program at Beaumont gives students the opportunity to engage their minds in new ways through computational thinking and by creating an understanding of...
February 10, 2015

Coding Bootcamp Brings New Faces & Perspectives to Engineering

March 9, 2015 will mark a monumental day for Cleveland's tech industry, as we kick off our first women-only coding bootcamp. Our 3-month immersive women-only coding bootcamp will provide women with...
January 29, 2015

The Decline of Women in Technology

Only 12% of all computer science graduates are women, but it wasn't always this way. See what happened & how we will change the face of IT.
September 29, 2014

We Can Code IT Reaches Out at Ingenuity Fest

Over 3,000 people gathered at IngenuityFest in Cleveland, and for the second year in a row, We Can Code IT engaged visitors with our technology outreach program. We delighted guests with our Artificial Intelligence chatbots, Skeletorbot and Zoebot. We enthralled Clevelanders with our Community Glass display. We taught visitors about computational thinking through the programming language, Scratch. The event culminated with Mel speaking as a panelist, explaining the importance of getting girls and women in to tech, at Meet the Makers. Thank you to our amazing volunteers! These wonderful images are provided by Lauren Holloway.
May 22, 2014

We Can Code IT featured at Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

We Can Code IT founders Mel McGee and Shana Mysko were featured at the Cleveland Mini Makers Faire. The pair showed children how to program their own chat bots using a program developed by their sister company, imageNation Web Experts, called Zoe Bot.   Zoe Bot is an online, interactive, artificial intelligence application that will chat with a user.  The kids were able to make their own chat bots as well that would respond to them.   Mel demonstrated Skeletorbot, her artificial intelligence chatting skeleton, and showed kids how she created it. Skeletorbot chatted with visitors as they passed by, hopefully not creeping too many of them out. He was originally conceived in the early 00’s as a pet-project by Mel for one of her Halloween parties. Mel and Shana also had a Google Glass demonstration that allowed attendees to try out the wearable computer as well as an augmented reality station. Watch the video for a sample of the fun!
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