Coding bootcamp students help sell OUT workbooks

Burlington Code Academy students recently helped staff at OUT Maine develop a better system for tracking and responding to youth bookbinding requests.

“OUT Maine is very grateful to Burlington Code Academy students Bob, Julie, Korey, Will, Alan and Shadman,” OUT Maine said in a press release.

What is a filing cabinet, you ask me? Girdles, or chest girdles, are specially designed compression garments that help flatten the chest. Binders help many transgender youth and adults live their lives more authentically or feel more comfortable in their bodies, and can also help people navigate public spaces more safely.

OUT Maine provides free breast binders to any Maine transgender, non-binary, gender broad or other LGBTQ+ youth, ages 14-22, who needs them and cannot afford them. buy or get one safely. Since the program launched in July, requests for workbooks have been coming in daily. Obviously, OUT needed an online ordering system to better manage these requests.

“Students in the Burlington Code Academy coding bootcamp program have stepped up and we are so grateful!” says OUT. “As part of their school project, the student team designed a wonderful online ordering process that is now integrated into the OUT Maine website. We can now respond to these important requests more quickly, thanks to this great team of coders. »

This project is the second coding project for OUT by the Burlington Code Academy.

“We are deeply grateful for the Academy’s support of Maine’s LGBTQ+ youth!” says OUT.

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