Code and cupcakes: A woman developer gives back to moms, daughters

Jen Myers could not have foreseen an interest in studying computers or technology.

She grew up near Alliance, Ohio, a small town about 60 miles southeast of Cleveland. Before enrolling in college there, she had no access to a computer or the Internet.

Today she credits technology for opening doors for her. And now she wants to see that it opens doors for others.

Myers, who has spent six years working as a designer and developer, this month will host the first Code and Cupcakes, a workshop for teaching mother-daughter pairs the basics of coding. Her 9-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, will be her teaching assistant.

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