SWE, Tech Club bring girls-only coding event to GCU


Grand Canyon University students from different colleges compete in a coding challenge at the Coding With My Girls event Saturday in the Technology Building.

By Lana Sweeten-Shults
GCU News Bureau

Do not lose your grit.

Stand up straight. Be confident.

Fail fast. Fail forward. Fail hard.

Fake it until you make it.

Be where you belong.

Panelists Cori Araza, Prisha Shroff, Toni Grider and Deborah Haralson (from left) speak about their careers in technology and some of the challenges they’ve faced.

That was just some of the advice panelists shared at the first Coding With My Girls event on Saturday in Grand Canyon University’s Technology Building, a code-a-thon that included a talk with a panelist of women technology leaders, as well as a coding challenge.

One of the panelists, Toni Grider, IT Manager at Best Western Global Operations Center, told the GCU students at the event how she got into technology: by watching her electrician dad tinker with…

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