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 State Department will host a Spanish-language Twitter briefing on Thursday.
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer will take questions submitted to the department’s official Spanish-language Twitter account, @USAenEspanol, or through tweets using the hashtag #AskState.
Hammer will answer questions in Spanish from the podium in the department’s press briefing room, and video of his responses will be made available on the department’s YouTube channel.
@USAenEspanol is one of the Department’s 11 official Twitter accounts, which include @StateDept (English), @USAbilAraby (Arabic), @USA_Zhongwen (Chinese), @USAdarFarsi (Farsi), @USAenFrancais (French), @USAHindiMein (Hindi), @USAemPortugues (Portuguese), @USApoRusski (Russian), @ABDTurk (Turkish) and @USAUrdu (Urdu).