Through Google’s “Made With Code” program, a group of girls were able to help fashion designer Zac Posen show off a fantastic LED-studded dress for New York Fashion Week. Their efforts helped bring the lights to the party, as they programmed the lights themselves into designs that would display on the runway. The girls involved also got to go to Posen’s show to see their work hit the runway in a moment that seems like the best kind of magical payoff to their hard work.
The “Made With Code” program is a program designed by Google to show young girls that programming isn’t just staring at a screen. In fact, it has incredible physical applications, including intersections with maker-style projects like Posen’s LED dress. I, myself, own a 3D-printed bracelet made during a tech event for “Made With Code” that says Burritos. Because of course I do.
The hope is that this program inspires new creative uses for technology in younger generations, allowing for innovation and change within the tech industry itself. Getting a sixth app that’s “like Uber but for washing your clothes” is fine, but being able to combine a maker’s eye with programming is even better.
(via The Daily Dot)
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