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 7-12, from any school, any town, as well as homeschooled. New this year – to apply for the 2018-2019 academic year, each girl should print and fill out this application. Please email club coordinator Loraine Murrary firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to drop it off.
Club meeting time: Every Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 or 6pm, October 2018 – April, 2019
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.
Some photos from the inaugural 2017-2018 Girls Who Code Camden, ME club:
The 2017-2018 club members decided to focus on building an informative website about the importance of bees in Maine as their community impact project. In addition to building out the website, they coded 2 games which are embedded in the website. You can see it here.
They presented their work to friends and family at the library, as well as during two field trips: to our primary sponsor, Kepware, in Portland, as well as more locally at Athena Health in Belfast.