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Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia
http://geekgirlweb.com
@geekgirlweb

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  • Getting Big!Inspiring social change, growing your website & empowering others Rebecca Garcia @geekgirlweb cto greatist.com
  • DoSomething.orgAs of 2011…2.2 million young people took action1 million members500,000+ mobile subscribers556,000+ Twitter followers200,000 Facebook likes$600,000 scholarship giveaways http://www.dosomething.org/about/stats
  • Social ChangeDoesn’t require money, it requires heart. -@geekgirlweb
  • Growth?Community – people want to be socialMetrics – use your data show progress Room to grow – test, never accept less
  • Why I teachkids to code
  • Follow your passion Everyone has something they can give. Hint: it doesn’t have to be money!
  • Greatist You don’t have to be thegreatest, but you can be a greatist by making one better choice a day.
  • CoderDojo NYC•  Free sessions teaching kids to code!•  Mentoring over 100 kids on a $0 budget•  50/50 gender ratio•  Ethnically diverse
  • EmpowerEnvironment – safe open spaceto learn, no ‘stupid questions’Collaboration – no man is anislandLead – role-models can givedifferent perspectives
  • Stalk Me! Rebecca Garcia cto greatist.com @geekgirlwebco-founder @CoderDojoNYC geekgirlweb.com