Multiple former associates of the alliterate, very tall model say the model doesn’t actually know how to code at all.

Karlie Kloss

Kode With Klossy creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology driven world.


“Before my first coding class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed nearly impossible,

but after only a couple of courses, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone. I realized that, just like art and fashion, code is about creativity, and that women who have these skills have the power to shape our future & often have. Now, more than ever, women need to have a seat at the table in shaping the technologies that are shaping our world.”

Karlie Kloss – Source

Model Karlie Kloss Sees Big Growth For Her Coding Camp For Teen Girls

When Forbes put model Karlie Kloss on the cover of our 30 Under 30 issue in December, we noted that the 36-time Vogue cover girl was an unlikely candidate to launch a computer coding nonprofit. But in the last three years, Kode With Klossy has taught almost 400 young women aged 13-18 the fundamentals of programming languages including Ruby, Javascript, HTML, and CSS. The organization runs a series of two-week tuition-free coding summer camps across the country.

Today Kloss announced a dramatic expansion of the program. From 15 camps in 12 cities that taught 300 girls last year, it will spread to 50 camps in 25 cities and teach a total of 1,000 campers. To staff the camps, Kode With Klossy is teaming up with non-profit Teach for America, which will supply 50 instructors.

Growing up in a suburb of St. Louis, Kloss loved math and science but her public high school, Webster Groves High, didn’t offer computer classes. At age 13, she was discovered by a modeling scout at a charity fashion show in a mall. It was a challenge to juggle classwork with her modeling jobs, which took her to Paris and New York. But she graduated on time, wearing a Dior dress to her senior prom and at 6’2”, towering over her date. After modeling full-time for two years, she gained admission to New York University’s Gallatin School (mentor and model-turned-philanthropist Christy Turlington wrote a recommendation letter), where she is studying toward a yet-to-be-determined major.

In 2014, between modeling gigs, she took her first one-week coding class at the Flatiron School in New York City. Founded in 2012, Flatiron is one of the first coding boot camps, offering intensive courses to students who want to gain skills quickly. Kloss loved the course. “It opened my eyes to the power of code and all the ways this very technical language can be used in very creative ways,” she says.- Source

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