GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co.
Company: Goldie Blox, Oakland, CA
Entry Submitted By: Sunshine Sachs
Company Description: GoldieBlox is the award-winning children's multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world's first girl engineer character. Through the integration of storytelling and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles, GoldieBlox creates toys, books, apps, videos, animation and merchandise; the tools that empower girls
Nomination Category: Media Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Smartphone or Tablet App of the Year
Nomination Title: GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co.
When was this app first released? July 2016
Briefly describe the purpose of the nominated app and its impact and results to date (up to 125 words):
In July 2016, Goldieblox unveiled its new app designed to encourage kids aged four and up to get coding
Named: GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding – The Rocket Cupcake Co, the app, using real coding concepts, takes young inventors on a mission to help Goldie deliver cupcakes to everyone in Bloxtown
“At GoldieBlox, our mission is to break down gender stereotypes by providing more options for kids to explore,” said Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO
"The coding app ... is unlike any coding app on the market because it follows along with the story. It gives girls a reason to code."
In 2015, only 25%of the computing workforce were women. That’s why it’s important for GoldieBlox to encourage girls in particular, to develop an early interest
List the names and titles of the people who are involved in creating and maintaining the nominated app:
Goldie Blox staff.