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Here are just a few outcomes from a 'Girls Who Code' summer immersion program: 95% of participants said they are definitely or more likely to consider studying computer science. 94% of participants feel confident in their ability to use computers

Here are just a few outcomes from a 'Girls Who Code' summer immersion program: 95% of participants said they are definitely or more likely to consider studying computer science. 94% of participants feel confident in their ability to use computers

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Hey Shauna, thanks for the great contribution! Do you have any more info on the FAT tech center? How do they find girls to take part in their program? How is it funded? Be sure to check out my contribution at http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/get-women-and-girls-to-a-computer, where I talk briefly about Girls Who Code. I feel strongly about the 'hard skills' approach to focus women's (and especially youth) productive energies into something positive.

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Nicolas commented on People's Radio - now with sound!

Hi Karoline, just stumbled on this other winning idea for another challenge. It seems related to yours http://www.ivrjunction.org/. The challenge information is at http://thetechchallenge.org/winners/communicate.html

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Nicolas commented on Insights on Mobile Phone Usage in India

Hi Meena, what were you guys doing in Nepal?? Karoline's idea looks rock solid to me. I was not aware that Speak-to-Tweet was a "thing", how amazing. One radio-based initiative I've been keeping an eye on is TRAC FM (http://tracfm.org/). The software platform enables radio hosts to collect live mobile polls from their audience and get immediate results which they can discuss on the air. So interesting to me how I barely ever listen to the radio (unless it's NPR, or if Pandora counts) but that in other countries it is a main media lifeline!