Capital One to Host First Code Fest on Sept. 14

Girls Computing League, a nonprofit working to empower underrepresented groups in technology, will host its first national code fest InnovateGCL later this month.

The Sept. 14 event at the new Capital One headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia, will have over 150 students showcase and develop new ideas on the topics of artificial intelligence, health, finance, education and many more.

It’s important for college students to be exposed to new areas and skills, interact with like-minded peers and speak with private sector leaders, said Kavya Kopparapu, founder and CEO of Girls Computing League.

“Our mission at GirlsComputingLeague has always been to encourage innovation- and mission-driven mindsets in the students that participate in our programs, and InnovateGCL is no exception,” she said. 

In 2018, Kopparapu received the K-12 STEM Symposium’s STEM Rising Star Award as a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Her work includes creating a tool titled Eyeagnosis, a smartphone application for automatically screening for diabetic retinopathy.  

Learn more about Kopparapu through her interview with WashingtonExec earlier this year on the topics of how the local business community can best support GCL and her lessons on entrepreneurship. 

Students can register for the free event here

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