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Anna and Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" Are Inspiring Girls to Learn Code

Anna and Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" Are Inspiring Girls to Learn Code, an organization dedicated to making computer science available in schools and increasing diversity in this field, is seeking to inspire girls to learn to code in an exciting way.

According to, by 2020, the U.S. will have 1 million unfilled computing jobs thanks to a shortage of computer science students. Women are receiving just 13 percent of computer science degrees.

That’s why the nonprofit organization is teaming with Disney to create a coding tutorial featuring "Frozen" heroines Anna and Elsa, Forbes reports.

According to Forbes, in the tutorial, with Anna and Elsa's help, users create snowflakes, ice fractals and skating sequences using Blocky — a visual editor that lets kids drag and drop blocks of code together to create commands.

"It's not just about putting programs in front of girls. It's about making it a foundational part of learning," Mona Akmal, Director of Product at, told Forbes.

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