Project CODEt featured in Gique’s Interview Series

Meet Giques Rupali Dhumne and Eleni Georgiou

Students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Creators of Project CODEt.

Project CODEt is an organization founded by high school students in the Northern Virginia region to encourage and foster an interest in Computer science through activities such as workshops, programs, and other engaging activities.

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Rupali Dhumne, founder of Project CODEt, interviewed for WashingtonExec Tech News

WashingtonExec spoke with Founder and CEO of Project CODEt, Rupali Dhumne.

WashingtonExec: What motivated you to start Project CODEt?

Rupali Dhumne: For the first time, I registered for a computer science course atThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). I had no programming experience before and had a completely different ideas about the computer science career. I had taken technology courses in middle school, but was always reluctant to pursue programming because of the lack of gender diversity within the course. I constantly worried about whether I would succeed not only because everyone else in the course already seemed highly […] Read more

Project CODEt Featured on the Fairfax Times

Rupali Dhumne, her father and other Project CODEt team members were busy setting up laptops and untangling power cords until the first children trickled into Virginia Run Elementary School’s library at 9:00 a.m. last Saturday.

Greeted by Virginia Run technology specialist Kathy Roberts, the students, who ranged from fourth through sixth grade and some of whom were accompanied by their parents, then signed in and got name tags before taking a seat in front of one of the 18 computers clustered in the middle of the room.

“Does everyone have headphones?” a volunteer asked as the workshop was about to start. “You’re […] Read more