'You can't be what you can't see': Tech camp for girls planned in Fargo

'You can't be what you can't see': Tech camp for girls planned in Fargo

FARGO—Madison Christensen was the only girl in the sixth-grade tech club at Agassiz Middle School in 2004. Her friends didn't share or understand her interest in computers, but her brother encouraged her to stick with it.

"I just remember my brother saying, 'Maddie, if you like it, do it. You don't need to follow what other people are doing,' " Christensen said. "I'm glad he did that."

Today, she is a successful design and marketing web developer for Intelligent InSites. She also devotes time to encourage other young girls through her involvement with uCodeGirl, a nonprofit established to increase the participation of girls in technology careers.

The Accidental Coder

The Accidental Coder

I was a teen girl in college majoring in Statistics in Ethiopia, determined to make formulas, numbers, and probabilities my friends when I saw my name listed, among others, on the bulletin board of the Mathematics Department. I had to ask our math professor, the department head, about it.