Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is known for its innovative initiatives. The company has now partnered with 3D printing company Shapeways to encourage girls to code and learn 3D technology.
Pete Weijmarshausen,CEO of Shapeways was on Fox Business yesterday and he revealed the reason behind this partnership with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). The project is called ‘Made with Code’ and its main objective is to encourage girls to code and print a product which Shapeways would print for them. All this can be done from a website called madewithcode.com. Here is what Weijmarshausen said the girls can do on the website:
“One of the elements that you can do on that website, is design your own bracelets that you can customize with some really interactive cool coding and then when you are done and you’re happy with it, you can buy it and we wil print it at shapeways.”
Weijmarshausen was then asked why the project just focused on one section of the society, the girls and he said over the years the number of women graduating from Computer Science or IT has been declining. He said that the number of girls in Computer industry was a minority and its getting even smaller.
He was then asked if it was a valid soial goal to get girls to code and he replied with a yes immeditiately and said that the society in general has become more technology nd science diven. The partnership Weijmarshausen company has with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) focusses in encouraging girls to code and design their own products through Shapeways and once the girls get familiar with coding for Sapeways, the next step would be to inspire the girls to learn what technology can mean for them.
When asked if it was Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) who came to his company, Weijmarshausen replied with a yes and when he was asked why did the #1 brand in the world picked Shapeways, he said that his company is the leader in 3D printing. He was also asked if Shapeways is being paid for this project and he nodded with a yes and he also said that the project was only offered to Shapeways and there was no competition.