Girls Who Code 2023-24
Girls Who Code will meet fully in-person in the Workshop at the Main Library for the 2023-24 school year!
What is Girls Who Code?
Our Girls Who Code club is part of a national non-profit that aims to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Our participants (ages 10 to 14) meet weekly on Wednesdays at 5 PM from October to May to:
- learn to code from local women in STEM fields,
- build relationships with peers and role models in a safe, supportive environment,
- work together to design and complete community-oriented projects that matter to them. Past projects have included:
- E-Mudd pet health tracker app
- Save the Seas web game
- Cybersecurity website, videos, and password generator
- a live Trash-ion Show featuring eTextiles made from discarded clothing
How Do I Sign Up?
Come to either one of our two info sessions on September 20 or September 27 at 5 PM at the Main Library to learn more, meet our club facilitators, and register for the 2023-24 program!
My Child is Non-Binary/Transgender/a Boy - Can They Join Girls Who Code?
Girls Who Code take a gender-specific approach to its curriculum. This means that the program keeps the focus on girls and considers the biases that might impact their experience. Girls Who Code delivers this by providing girls with safe, girls-focused spaces and centering curricula on women in tech so that girls can imagine themselves in computing roles. Any member–regardless of gender identity–who wishes to support that mission is encouraged to join the Sisterhood! Learn more about Girls Who Code's approach to its programs.