On Monday, December 8th, ProjectCSGIRLS founder, Pooja Chandrashekar, attended an invite-only event at the White House to kickoff Computer Science Education Week 2014. The event was meant to celebrate a number of new commitments and partnerships from the Federal government, school districts, non-profits, foundations, private industry, and others to expand access to and student learning in computer science and coding. Pooja, who was the youngest attendee and the only high school student at the event, heard from US CTO Megan Smith, whom she had met before at an Intel/USAID-hosted event and spoke with leading experts on encouraging girls in technology such as Kimberly Bryant (Founder of Black Girls CODE) and Ruthe Farmer (Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for NCWIT). Other panelists at the event included Hadi Partovi (Founder of Code.org), Jan Cuny (Program Officer for NSF), Maggie Johnson (Director of Education at Google), and superintendents of the largest school districts in the country. The event fostered discussion on strategies to broaden participation in computing, encourage under-represented groups, and collaborations between schools, industry, and organizations.