Move over Justin Bieber--Relay robot thrilled a packed crowd of very excited young technology enthusiasts this past week at the Black Girls Code Robot Expo in Dallas.
The girls cheered and clapped as Relay came on stage and Savioke regional manager Rob Bueller brought robotics to life through an interactive demo and enthusiastic Q&A session. There were dozens of photo and video opps and individualized personal deliveries of BGC swag for a few lucky participants.
After the presentation, the girls got to see Relay up close--swarming and hugging him as he meandered around the campus.
BGC Robot Expo is a fun and captivating educational experience where girls learn about robots through hands-on activities using Lego WeDo and EV3 kits. The recent Dallas event, featuring the first live Relay robot demonstration for Black Girls Code, introduced the girls to more sophisticated robots and showed them real-world applications and uses for robotics.
Black Girls Code, founded in 2011, is a global organization that introduces girls of color aged 7-17 to technical skills and careers. In 2012 - its first full year of programming - BGC engaged, educated and empowered 800 girls in 13 cities across the globe.
Savioke is delighted to partner with Black Girls Code, a transformative global movement dedicated to providing girls of color with the skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. A big thank you to everyone at Black Girls Code Dallas for giving Relay such a warm reception. We hope to see you again soon!