The Girls Who Code Club held their graduation ceremony at the Garden City Public Library on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The club met in the Computer Lab on 10 Saturday afternoons in 2015. After presenting their final projects, the girls received graduation certificates from instructor Anna Korsakova, who is a data-analytics manager at American Express, and her assistant, Dessie DiMino, who founded of the club after spending seven weeks at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.
Joe Agolia, computer systems librarian, accepted an appreciative plaque on behalf of the Library. J. Randolph Colahan and Gloria Weinrich, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Library Board of Trustees were also present. A reception and celebration followed the ceremony.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and engineering. The Girls Who Code mission is to work to educate, inspire, and equip middle-school and high-school girls with the computing skills necessary to pursue opportunities in computing fields.