I LOVE it when companies stay current--and Mattel has done just that with the new "Developer Barbie!" This is so cool.
I get a lot of "street cred" from the kids I see in my office when they play with my Apps. I have my latest tech demo in the office, and it has my very own voice as the voice over. Their little faces light up when they hear me through the iPad.
"How did you do that?" they ask. I explain that I develop Apps--I do not do all the work myself, but I understand enough to be a valuable member of my coding team. I know what to suggest. I know what is possible. Sometimes, I imagine what it would have been like if I had learned coding at school--like Math or Science or Socials. Wow!
Now, a new generation of little girls will grow up understanding that they can dream and reach and aspire to create things in the digital world.
Thank you Mattel!