Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code

 

Fall 2016 Registration is now open! Please sign up

through the library e-registration system for the

Thursday evening class held between 6:30 – 8:30 pm,

starting September 29th.

Chester Springs Library announced today the launch of a new Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Chester Springs Library is thrilled to be a part of the Girls Who Code Club programs, which bring high-quality computer science education to girls in grades 6-12 nationwide. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs open in the computing related fields, but women educated in the United States are only on pace to fill 3% of them. By providing low-cost, high-impact programming like the Chester Springs Library Club, Girls Who Code and its community partners nationwide are seeking to eliminate the gender gap in technology.

The Girls Who Code Club program offers a fun, project-based curriculum covering topics like artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography and mobile development. Clubs are led by a mix of tech industry professionals, computer science teachers, and college students, all trained in Girls Who code’s innovative curriculum and philosophy. The Girls Who Code curriculum has learning objectives which include identifying basic programming concepts such as variables, loops, conditionals and lists. These lessons are learned through using Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The Chester Springs Library Girls Who Code Club will begin in September 2016. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, please contact the library at info@chesterspringslibrary.org or call (610) 827-9212.

This program was made possible by a Computer Lab Grant from the Huston Foundation. Thank you for your support!

 

Girls Who Code’s founder, Reshma Saujani on The Daily Show explaining why she founded Girls Who Code and ways to get more women interested in technology.