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Miriam Peskowitz, "Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects + Practical Tips"

  • Mt. Airy Nexus 520 Carpenter Lane Philadelphia PA 19119 USA (map)

Big Blue Marble Bookstore and Mt. Airy Nexus are thrilled to help neighbor Miriam Peskowitz launch her new book Code Like a Girl. The event will take place at Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane.

CTRL + ALT + Change the World!

Nearly everything we encounter on a screen is made from code. With code we can put an idea into action: it’s our voice and our vision. From the outside, tech and code may seem puzzling and mysterious, but when you get through the door and past the first few beginner steps and your code starts to work, it feels like magic.

 Coding is about creativity, self-expression, and telling a story. It’s solving problems, building things, making the world a better place, and creating the future. It’s about you: whoever you are, wherever you’re at, whatever you want.

In CODE LIKE A GIRL, readers will learn how to:

·        Build their own computer—yes, really!

·        Create their own digital fortune-teller, with the Python language.

·        Code with Scratch to do projects like making a dog walk through the park, sending cards to a friend, and devising a full-scoring game!

·        Make their own smartphone gloves.

·        Make light-up bracelets.

·        Code a motion sensor that tells them when someone enters their room.

·        And lots more!

MIRIAM PESKOWITZ  is the co-author  of The Daring Book for Girls . She is the mother of two girls, and has been a camp counselor, a historian, a blogger, a musician, and a professor. She is the author of several books, including  The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars .

MIRIAM PESKOWITZ is the co-author of The Daring Book for Girls. She is the mother of two girls, and has been a camp counselor, a historian, a blogger, a musician, and a professor. She is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.