Disneyland Invites ‘Girls Who Code’ To Check Out the Technology at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
Participants of the ‘Girls Who Code’ Summer Immersion Program recently had the fantastic opportunity to visit Disneyland Resort for a special behind-the-scenes look at the special technology at the Disney Parks including the cutting-edge innovations at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
‘Girls Who Code’ is a nationwide non-profit organization that teaches High School students about technology with the aim of closing the gender gap in technology fields through computer science eductions for girls.
The attendees took a trip to the planet Batuu and learned about some of the experiences and technology that guests encounter on their visit. The visit also included a chat with the team behind the Play Disney Parks app which allows guests to explore the land in a whole new way. They also learned about the Disneyland Resorts virtual queue system.
“It’s been really fun,” one attendee named Isabella commented. “I feel like we’ve learned so many different things, and we’ve been able to work in groups which has been really fun because I’m not so used to teamwork, but Girls Who Code has really helped enhance that skill.”
Earlier this summer, the group also took part in other unique field trips, including visits to Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development, Inc., Walt Disney Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB. They also heard from speakers from a variety of fields across Disney, including Danielle Costa, Vice President of Visual Effects at Marvel Studios and Susan O’Day, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Technology and Chief Information Officer of The Walt Disney Company. Participants even got to enjoy their own screening of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” at the Studio Theatre on The Walt Disney Studios Lot!
“My favorite part of the program has been getting to know all the girls,” Christina said. “We’re not all from the same places or ethnicities – we’re all different. I think getting to know these girls is really fun, and also learning a lot of the different languages and getting exposure to technology and coding.”
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