NYC CoderDojo Champion invited to Whitehouse

Look what NYC CoderDojo Champion Rebecca Garcia just got invited to.


White House Highlights Tech Inclusion “Champions of Change”

DATE: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TIME:  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

WHAT: Tomorrow, the White House will honor 11 local heroes who are “Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion.”  The event will celebrate Americans who are doing extraordinary things to expand technology opportunities for young learners—especially minorities, women and girls, and others from communities historically underserved or underrepresented in tech fields.  These champions are inspiring students to become the developers, engineers, and innovators who will create solutions to some of the Nation’s toughest challenges.

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White house to feature groups of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

To watch this event live, visit at 2:00 pm ET on July 31st.  To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a Champion, visit You can also follow the conversation through Twitter using #WHChamps.


Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, White House

Todd Park, US Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President, White House


Baratunde Thurston, CEO, Co-founder, and Hashtagger-in-Chief of Cultivated Wit, Brooklyn, NY

NOTE: This White House event is NOT OPEN to Press but will be live-streamed at





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