What is Girls Who Code? Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on:
Eligibility: Open to girls in grades 6-12, from any school, any town, as well as homeschooled. To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year, please fill out this registration form. Enrollment is limited to 12 club members. If we receive more than 12 applications, enrollment will be by a computerized lottery, with selections made on 9/14/17.
Club meeting time: Every Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 or 6pm, starting 9/21/2017
Meeting location: Walsh History Center room on the 2nd floor of the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden, ME 04843 (207)236-3440
Attendance: All girls are expected to attend 80% of club meetings.
Cost: All instruction, software and laptops for use in the library are provided free of charge.
A typical club meeting: Introductions, spotlight on women who code, coding work, discussion of community impact project, reflections.
Cancellations: Should we need to cancel a club meeting (due to bad weather, instructor illness, etc), we will post a notice on the front page of our website. In general, you should assume the club is operating any Thursday that the Library is open.
National organization: www.girlswhocode.com/clubs
National GWC Clubs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/775218209223082
Girls Who Code is a national, non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Through our Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, we aim to close the gender gap in technology.