How Black Girls Code got superheroes powers for a day as ‘The PowerPuff Girls’

06/16/2016 Cartoon Network Marketing Cartoon Network / Google Made With Code event TBS Techwood Campus Atlanta, GA ph: E. M. Pio Roda / Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network and co-host Google welcomed Made with Code, Mayor of East Point Jannquell Peters and Black Girls Code to Turner Studios in Atlanta for a special event launching GIF: The Powerpuff Girls. The event and coding activity were part of the collaboration to combine each company’s expertise, entertainment and tech, respectively, to bring the power of creative coding to kids in every community.

The event’s special guests, 45 teenage girls from Black Girls Code, were greeted by female executives from Cartoon Network and Google, including Christina Miller, president and general manager for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang; Katie Krentz, senior director of Comedy Animation Development for Cartoon Network; Lilyn Hester, Public Affairs manager for Google; Google engineer Monica Renneke; and mayor Peters. Each speaker reaffirmed the importance of coding as an essential language to fulfill your goals and dreams, and encouraged the girls to continue to explore their creativity through coding.

“This day is exactly why we at Cartoon Network committed ourselves to encouraging kids to explore coding and the intersection of creativity and technology,” Christina Miller offers. “We know how important this is, and that is why we want to be part of the community who helps all kids learn the language of coding to build their futures – and frankly – all of our futures.”

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