Foreign exchange program exposes Middle Eastern girls to computer coding
July 29, 2015
The State Department program, started in 2011, introduces nearly 30 teenage girls from the Middle East to Java programming and advanced computer coding.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Federal Communications Commission, the Wireless Internet Institute and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology hosted a workshop on broadband adoption and persons with disabilities inquiry on Wednesday.
The workshop included stakeholders and policymakers from the broadband industry and disability community. The discussion focused on ways to measure broadband deployment and adoption by persons with disabilities across the globe; social, economic and cultural barriers to broadband deployment and adoption; and outreach and marketing of broadband to people with disabilities.