Describe your nominated project—give us your elevator pitch.
Google asked us to inspire a million girls to experience the power of code. “Things You Love Are Made with Code” is a mobile-first hub that connects code to girls’ interests and passions and gives them a reason to get excited about Computer Science. We created twelve inspiring documentaries that featured role models doing incredible things with code. We also created a curriculum of coding projects and invited girls to code for the very first time. In total, 13 coding projects were created and the design, functionality and software is continuing to be used by Google and their partners.
What inspired you most to follow your dreams/vision while working on this project?
The project was a testament to what can be done with a dedicated team of smart, diligent, talented people. We were able to build a crack team that could handle a sprawling project that needed everyone from anthropologists to technologists. So the inspiration was the people and the passion for solving such a challenging and meaningful issue.
When did you first know that this work was going to be something special?
As soon as we came up with the idea: Things you love are Made with Code.
Unscripted episodic or singular online video content that integrates products or services on behalf of a brand. These include documentaries, behind the scenes, and interviews.