GWC – AMES CHAPTER | 2016-2019
After attending a keynote speech and dinner with Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code, a couple employees at Workiva were so inspired by this organization’s mission that they decided to help form a local chapter in their community.
HOW TO JOIN
Join us to explore coding and technology in a fun, no pressure, friendly environment! All skill levels are welcome ~ beginner to advanced. Bring your own laptop or one can be provided for you.
Girls Who Code clubs are FREE programs for 6th to 12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly way!
2018-2019 Ames Girls Who Code
Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave.
Wednesdays (Oct. 10th – Mar 27th) from 6 – 8 PM
GIRLS WHO CODE
We’re a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
The Problem: Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing-related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.
What We’re Doing: We’re building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States.
Impact – Work with your Club on a Computer Science Impact Project, where you’ll learn to use computer science to solve a problem relevant to your Club and community.
Sisterhood – Join our supportive sisterhood of peers and mentors and get access to our national alumni network of tens of thousands of girls who are using computer science to solve problems they care about.
The Core4 – Learn the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages, whether you want to build a mobile app, a website, or program a robot.
For more information, please visit www.girlswhocode.com.