GIF: The Powerpuff Girls Coding Event
June 16, 2016 – Cartoon Network and Google brought together nonprofits Made with Code, Black Girls Code, and the Mayor of East Point, Jannquell Peters, at Turner in Atlanta for a special event launching GIF: The Powerpuff Girls. The companies collaborated on the event and coding activity, with a mission of combining their entertainment and tech expertise to bring the power of creative coding to kids in every community, at every income level, and in every demographic.
The event’s special guests, 45 teenage girls from Black Girls Code, were greeted by female executives from Cartoon Network and Google, including Christina Miller, president and general manager for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang; Katie Krentz, Senior Director, Comedy Animation Development, Cartoon Network; Lilyn Hester, Public Affairs Manager for Google; Google Engineer Monica Renneke; and Mayor Peters. Each woman reaffirmed the importance of coding as an essential language to fulfill your goals and dreams, and encouraged the girls to continue exploring their creativity through coding.
“This day is exactly why we at Cartoon Network committed ourselves to encouraging kids to explore coding and the intersection of creativity and technology,” says Miller. “We know how important this is, and that is why we want to be part of the community that helps all kids learn the language of coding to build their futures and, frankly, all of our futures.”