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High-tech family time: Charlotte 4th grader hails ‘Daddy Daughter Code-In’

High-tech family time: Charlotte 4th grader hails ‘Daddy Daughter Code-In’

Averie Phimmarath, left, and Kanyah Alestock

Editor’s note: Google Fiber this week published a post from Averie Phimmarah of Charlotte to tell us more about Digi-Bridge’s Daddy Daughter Code In and her experience. A fourth grade, she’s already a Daddy Daughter Code-In expert.

CHARLOTTE – My name is Averie Phimmarah. I’m in the 4th grade and I love my family! I have one older sister and one older brother. The Daddy Daughter Code-In on June 2nd will be the 4th Code-In I’ve been in with Digi-Bridge and Google Fiber.

I don’t always get to spend a lot of time with my Dad so the Code-Ins are a great way for me and my sister to have him all to ourselves. I love when he helps us work through the Code-In activities. I feel like an engineer working through each challenge. My favorite Code-In activity was taking vinegar, food coloring and baking soda to make bubble bombs! Every Code-In has different activities and the parts that are the most fun are getting to try new things with my Dad’s help and the cotton candy. Even if I don’t get the activity to work like I want it to, it is still fun because I am with my family and friends.
When I grow up I want to work on electronics and be a construction worker. I go to the Code-Ins because I get to practice those things now. I think all girls should go to the Daddy Daughter Code-In so they can feel what it’s like to be an engineer and problem solver AND you get all the cotton candy you can eat.
[In photo above, Averie, left, works with Kanyah Alestock.]
If you want to sign up for the June 2nd Daddy Daughter Code-In at our Uptown Charlotte Fiber Space, please sign up here. If you are interested in similar programming, check out CS FirstMade with Code, or Be Internet Awesome.
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