Lupita Nyong'o's LED Light Dress Was Coded by Young Girls Around the World

By: Cadhla Gray - Dec 12, 2015
References: madewithcode & fastcodesign
Actress Lupita Nyong'o not only looked stunning in a dazzling LED light dress at the Star Wars: Force 4 Charity Auction, but she also showed her support for Google's 'Made with Code' initiative that encourages young girls to learn coding skills.

By pairing fashion with technology, Made for Code introduces young girls and women to coding in a stylish and interesting way. Hopefully, this introduction begins to build paths to future careers in coding and other STEM careers. Using an introductory online program, girls who form part of many female coding organizations around the world, created a sequenced pattern for the dress to sparkle.

The light dress itself had 500 LED lights and was designed by Zac Posen and outfitted with technology by Maddy Maxey.