Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales

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Read Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Online Free - Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you get started coding!

Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular and Caroline Paul’s Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea “Andy” Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they’re sharing what they’ve seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more.

Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they’ve learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity.

Title : Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done
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ISBN : 006247250X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Kevin rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

I loved this book. I've been interested in programing for 35 years. I'm not much good at it but still find it fascinating. That's why I picked this book up, I'm surely not the targeted audience old white male, but I learned a lot about feminism, ambition, and the courage to put yourself out there...

Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries) rated it ★★★★☆

May 10, 2017

See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got as a reviewer for YA Books Central. If you can’t tell by the sad self-designed blog graphics, I kinda like Photoshop, digital design in general, and web design. I took web and digital design classes in high school, but the web desig...

Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook) rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2017

*4.5 Stars* I don't read many memoirs. To me, books are an escapism from reality, and memoirs and other non-fiction books are the complete opposite. Because of this, I became kind of reluctant after I requested this book and found out it was a memoir, but I still dove in with high hopes- hopes tha...

AryaTheFangirl rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2018

This was really interesting. I picked this up on a whim at the library and honestly I had no idea anything to do with the creators of tampon run or what it was in the first place. However i was really inspired by their story. ive always wanted to learn how to code and i am super excited to learn...

Baker​ rated it ★★★★☆

April 13, 2017

Excellent book about the technical world of gaming. I recommend this book if this is a subject you're interested in or you to be part of this industry. I appreciated how it's simple to read and doesn't bog you with techno babble.

Valerie rated it ★★★☆☆

March 03, 2017

3.5 stars! I didn't like the writing too much, which is understandable, but the message was phenomenal. GIRLS CODING, and also a video game where you throw tampons at people. I really appreciated how the authors went into how they tackled each project and each line of code. Sometimes it's really o...

Louise rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2018

I stumbled across this book when looking for any coding books on my library app – turns out there aren’t that many. But actually, I’m really glad I ran across it as I found it such a relateable story. Sophie and Andy were two teenage girls who found themselves at a coding camp together and throug...

Chrissy rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

So. I didn't mean to take a 12 month hiatus from Goodreads. I also didn't mean to gain about 12 pounds over Christmas break, but both already happened. So, here I go, picking up where I left off, on vegetables and on book reviews. I figured I may as well start 2018 with a memoir, and Girl Code had...

Zach rated it ★★★★★

May 15, 2017

There are a lot of "irons in the fire" in "Girl Code": Coding culture, the story of two young women, & the taboo of menstruation as a conversational topic. Though I think it could have been easy to get lost a bit in those themes, authors Gonzales & Houser (also the subjects of the book) d...

CapesandCovers rated it ★★★★☆

September 10, 2017

As someone who heard about Tampon Run way back when it first came out, and loved the concept of it (not to mention playing it), I was pretty interested in this book. I don't usually read non-fiction, but I really enjoyed how Girl Code read with a dual POV. Both Sophie and Andie were relatable and...

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