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JewelBots with Sara Chipps

Episode #1392 Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Friendship bracelets that teach girls to code! Carl and Richard talk to Sara Chipps about her experiences bringing Jewelbots to life. Sara talks about her idea to get girls more interested in coding by creating something programmable that girls will like - a friendship bracelet! Sara and her team put together a kickstarter in 2015 to raise $30,000 and ultimately raised $167,000 - the product was a hit right from the beginning. The story digs into the challenge of actually making a physical consumer product (as opposed to software), especially how much slower everything takes. But alls well that ends well - the product is shipping and people love it! Check it out!


Sara Chipps

Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in NYC and CEO of Jewelbots which produces friendship bracelets for the iPhone era. Formerly, Sara was CTO of Flatiron School. In 2011, Sara helped Melanie Moore create Elizabeth and Clarke, a subscription service that alleviates the stress of shopping by sending beautiful basics each season. In 2010, she co-founded Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on helping more women become software developers.


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