Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) announced today it is working with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls on a three-part video series spotlighting women in technology in support of LenovoGameState.com - a free, online destination for kids ages 13 and up. The site lets kids become part of a Code & Play Adventure, powered by Code Combat, where they can learn to code by playing a game. The more they play and learn, the more chances they have to win Lenovo products and a $2,500 scholarship to a coding school or camp. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170306005421/en/
Lenovo GameState helps teach kids to code. (Graphic: Business Wire)The first video premiered online today on Smart Girls' Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels. It shares the story of Betty Holberton who worked as one of the first computer programmers ever for the U.S. during World War II. A second video spotlighting neuroscientist Dr. Sheila Nirenberg of Cornell University and her breakthrough work creating sight through neural coding will debut March 10; and a third video taking viewers inside a mentoring session between a game designer and teen girls will premiere later this month. "Lenovo and Smart Girls both have a passion for using technology to enable young people to pursue their dreams," said Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, producers of the three-part video series. "Coding gives you the power to create just about anything - from games and computers to rockets and robots - and our goal in producing this video series was to inspire through the stories of trailblazers in the field."