This weekend, Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers Shows That Girls Who Code, Rule!

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Babe (Cree Cicchino), Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), and Triple G (Benjamin Flores Jr.) in Nickelodeon's Game Shakers. Photo Credit: Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon.
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Babe (Cree Cicchino), Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), and Triple G (Benjamin Flores Jr.) in Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers.
Photo Credit: Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon.

Saturday’s special episode of Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers teams up with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit whose aim is to close the tech industry’s gender gap, to prove that cool girls code.

The new, hourlong episode “Revenge @ Tech Fest,” the Game Shakers team preps for a technology convention in Brooklyn, to showcase their new game OctoPie. When a vengeance-seeking enemy shows up at the event, the crew enlists the Girls Who Code to help defeat it.

Take a sneak peek of the episode here:

And in conjunction with the episode, fans can download and play OctoPie, the free Game Shakers-inspired game used in the episode. The 3D game challenges players to guide a pizza-delivering octopus up and down a New York high-rise building, while flinging pizzas, avoiding obstacles and collecting tips. OctoPie is available on the App Store, Google Play and Fire tablets.

This special is another example of Nickelodeon’s commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and coding concepts. The Nick Junior series Blaze and the Monster Machines teaches STEM concepts to preschoolers; and on Friday, May 20, at 8:30pm (ET/PT) Nickelodeon will air a coding-centic episode of HALO Effect. The episode will applaud Christina Li, who uses her computer programming skills to teach coding and STEM to middle school girls. The teen has developed and hosts immersive computer science day camps where girls learn programming code, web development, app and game design and robotics. Bravo to Christina and Bravo to Nickelodeon for reiterating STEM and the idea that Cool Girls Code!

Game Shakers: “Revenge @ Tech Fest” > Nickelodeon > Saturday, May 21 8pm ET/PT

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