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At XYZ, we’re dedicated to helping the next generation of internet users get online. As long-time supporters of Generation Girl, a non-profit organization in Indonesia that aims to inspire young women to become leaders in the historically male-dominated STEM fields, we’re enthusiastic about providing .xyz domains to help further education in tech for growing groups such as woman-identified developers and website owners.

To help us further this mission of providing resources for education, we recently completed an initiative called the XYZ Grad Program. Together with our partner Dynadot, we provided free domains and hosting to students and recent graduates looking to make their marks online. Various educational programs, including HackBright Academy, JavaScript Mastery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Impact Byte Coding Camp, and more, were the recipients. Our goal with offering a complimentary .xyz for one year was to empower these job seekers by giving them tools to build their online presence. Recipients had the opportunity to begin securing their brands, demonstrate their skills and experiences online, and get noticed by employers, clients, and collaborators.

This week’s #WebsiteWednesday highlights the standout XYZ Grad Program recipients whose websites can serve as an inspiration for establishing you or your organization online.

Three mission-driven teens share inspiring WOC (women of color) stories with GenZGirls.xyz

GenZGirls.xyzDynadot customer – (United States)

GenZGirls.xyz is the online home of Gen Z Girls, a non-profit organization that sheds light on the underrepresented population of young women of color, particularly those pursuing and achieving feats in activism and STEM. GenZGirls.xyz use their website and social media to seek out unheard stories from young, inspiring WOC. They collect these stories in small batches and release them on GenZGirls.xyz in waves. In sharing the stories and bios about these changemakers, GenZGirls.xyz hope that young women in underserved communities everywhere may gain true role models and aspire to great things.

GenZGirls.xyz

This mission-driven organization is the brainchild of four ambitious teenagers who have taken their ideas for increased representation of POC and turned them into action. Akhila Boda, Layla Hussein, Meghana Boda, and Rachel Yuan met while participating in Kode With Klossy, a coding camp for teenaged women and non-binary individuals founded by Karlie Kloss. “Our final project idea was a website that would share stories of inspirational girls from all around the world, especially in marginalized communities,” Rachel explains. “We felt so inspired by each other and the girls in the Kode With Klossy community and we wanted to somehow allow other girls from around the world to feel inspired and empowered. Most girls look up to big celebrities, but it is hard to find role models that achieve real, tangible change within their respective communities. As a result, we have developed a model of storytellers who share their stories and are able to inspire young girls all around the world.

GenZGirls.xyz’s on-brand .xyz domain will house their growing collection of inspiring stories and allow them to expand their community of role models for young women nationwide. And it can help them attract new members and subscribers through their subscribe link, increasing the reach of their message. You can connect further with GenZGirls.xyz on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Accomplished web developer displays programming projects with Sintatr.xyz

Sintatr.xyzDynadot customer – (Indonesia)

Sinta Tri Astuti, a javascript web developer in Indonesia, displays her skill set and programming achievements on Sintatr.xyz. Sinta graduated from SMAN 1 Grobogan School in the summer of 2020. She then participated in the Impact Byte Coding Bootcamp, where she and fellow bootcampers learned to code their own apps and trained to become professional full-stack developers.

Sintatr.xyz

Sinta uses her website to share her resume and demos of her development projects. One example of her development projects is Task-Manager.xyz, a dashboard web application for task administration and management. When deployed, Task-Manager.xyz invites customers to sign up for an account and then input their various projects by task name, ID number, and status. With the dashboard, users can access their full list of tasks or use a search bar to access a specific task by name. For the design of this website, Sinta used MERN Stack, a Javascript Stack that is used for efficient deployment of full-stack web applications.

Sinta utilizes Sintatr.xyz as a personal portfolio website to demonstrate her skills, foster connections with collaborators, and to welcome connections. She invites interested parties to check out her resume. You can also connect with Sinta on Facebook or Linkedin, or use her contact link to send her a message.

Rising college sophomore promotes academic achievements with JodySunray.xyz

JodySunray.xyzDynadot customer – (United States)

Jody Sunray is another young woman making her software engineering skills known online. Jody attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, and is working towards a double major in Computer Science and Information Technology & Web Science (ITWS). JodySunray.xyz is where Jody shares her interests and academic achievements, and even specifies her current objective: “I am currently looking to obtain an internship or co-op in software engineering or data science during fall 2021 or spring 2022.”

JodySunray.xyz

Jody also uses her website to share her programming certifications and coding projects. JodySunray.xyz expresses Jody’s interest in taking part in coding projects that can have an impact. Jody declares on her website, “As a student in computer science, I believe that it’s important to put new skills to practice, and getting involved allows me to do just that—whether it’s through research, hackathons, or personal interest.”

Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like JodySunray.xyz for your personal website can be beneficial, because when people are looking you up online, they are likely to search for your full name. With a professional website using a domain name that matches your full name, you are more likely to have your professional work show up in relevant results. Jody’s personal website sets her up for successfully reaching her goal of making her software engineering skills known online. You can reach out to Jody on Facebook or Linkedin.

Exhibiting your skills, achievements, passions, and objectives on your .xyz website allows you to connect with your desired audience and share the contributions you can make to the world. We are proud that the XYZ Grad Program helped to support the next generation of trailblazing young women interested in STEM and improving the world. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for them as they make connections, launch their careers, and follow their dreams.

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