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California Chapter
See what drives this regional chapter and meet the state’s team of devoted students striving to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of computer scientists!
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CALIFORNIA CHAPTER Mission

What We Strive For

The GCL California Chapter aims to diversify the computer science community through providing access to education for less privileged students, primarily girls. Less than 15% of the technology workforce consists of underrepresented groups and we strive to change that number. We hope our interactive sessions and project-oriented curriculum with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will help these students to make an impact in not only their own lives but also in their community.

Bay Area, CalIfornia Chapter Leader

Krish Maniar

“Hello! My name is Krish Maniar and I’m 15 years old. I’m currently a rising sophomore at The Harker School in San Jose, CA. My passions include computer science, machine learning, and math. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and competing in debate and MUN conferences.

As the leader of the GCL California Chapter, I hope to instill a passion for CS in young girls through machine learning project-based workshops and AI conferences/summits.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER LEADER

Ashley Raigosa

Hi! My name is Ashley Raigosa and I am currently a junior at Oakmont High School. I love computer science and am experienced in Python, Swift, Java, and Git/GitHub. I lead the Computer Club at my high school and am the blog editor of the meetup group Women in Machine Learning in Data Science (WiMLDS). I enjoy teaching others about programming and at a convention dedicated to helping minorities in computer science hosted by NEST Flight I gave a presentation on GitHub to undergraduates. I love AI and have participated in multiple hackathons involving deep learning and iOS development. In the hackathon Code For Venezuela I helped develop a Facebook messenger app for connecting immigrants in Venezuela to resources like food, water, and shelter and still work on this project to this day. I most recently competed in the International Artificial Intelligence Fair (IAIF) with a team to create an iOS app that can read a user’s tweets to identify if they have symptoms of depression. In this project I created a program to scrape data from reddit for the database, developed the full iOS app, and designed a NLP model. We are currently finalists among over 1,000 projects from around the world. Lastly, outside of programming I love to play the violin, skateboard, and take photos. I enjoy being able to share my passion with others and hope to become involved with more people of diverse backgrounds!

California’s Events

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Events Coming Soon

This chapter is working hard to begin planning new events for students in their state. If you would like to help plan events or be apart of the chapter’s future plans, email the chapters team at california@girlscomputingleague.org.
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Girls Computing League works hard every day to help students achieve their dreams of entering a technical career field. We work with companies both to create higher education opportunities for students and hunt for mentors willing to support the next generation of computer scientists. However, we are reliant on our global community of enthusiasts, students and activists to bring about true change. If you are a student who would like to join this local chapter and be apart of the movement to bring about global change through computer science click on the button below to get started.

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GirlsComputingLeague a nonprofit who aims to empower underrepresented groups in the technology workplace by fostering the interests of young women in computer science, data science, and technology. We specialize in teaching computer science, data science and information technology concepts to students in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area.

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