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Girls Who Code Club

Looking to sign up now for the 2023-2024 session?

Please note: our Girls Who Code club for grades 3-5 is now completely full!

The grade 6-12 club is starting a new session to learn Python, and so we’re inviting any interested coders to join us starting in January 2024.

We have two Girls Who Code clubs this year.

You can register for our teen coders club, for those in grades 6-12, at Eventbrite here.

When does the Girls Who Code club meet?

In 2023-2024, the both clubs meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM. Our clubs usually meet weekly, excluding holidays and vacation weeks. Our young coders club will meet in the Tween Room, while our Teen coders club will meet in the Teen Room.

We do not currently meet during the summer months.


What is Girls Who Code?

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit 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.


What can you learn with Girls Who Code?

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Graphics
  • Game Design
  • Cryptography
  • Mobile Development
  • So. Much. More.

Who is Girls Who Code for?

Girls Who Code clubs programs are designed for female participants, regardless of gender assignment at birth or legal recognition, we encourage our Clubs to welcome any member who wishes to join the Girls Who Code mission irrespective of gender identity.  Girls Who Code takes a gender-specific approach to our programming. This means that our programming is one that keeps the focus on girls, and considers the biases that might impact their experience. We deliver 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 our mission is encouraged to join the Sisterhood!  Please read their complete FAQ answer here.


When will the Girls Who Code club start?

Meeting information to join our club meetings is also always listed on our events calendar once the club starts meeting.


Who are our Facilitators?

Jenny (GWC Teen Club)

Jenny Michaels is the Senior Instructional Strategy Specialist at Emmanuel College. Prior to coming to Boston she taught Information Technology at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. In her free time Jenny enjoys reading and exploring Boston.

Sasha (GWC Teen Club)

Sasha is a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program 2015 alumna and is looking forward to returning to GWC as a facilitator. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she studied Computer Science and Linguistics. Sasha works as a software engineer at a start-up in Somerville.


Examples

Please take a look at the projects club members create here.


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