By the end of the program, you will be able to:
- Use core computing concepts like loops, variables, functions, and conditionals to build iPhone and iPad apps with Swift.
- Use your presentation and teamwork skills to create and present a project your team designs.
- Build resilience, confidence, and bravery and connect computer science with social justice.
- Identify a clear next step for pursuing a technical career after high school.
- Explain how you can use computer science to impact your community.
- Identify at least two female role models in the tech industry and explain their contributions to society.
- Explain how you can be a strong ally to other girls in technology.
What Will I Build?
You will build several simple apps to learn the fundamentals and then you’ll have the chance to design and build a more complex app with a team for your capstone project.
Other girls in Girls Who Code programs have built capstone projects that include an app that provides teens with resources to support peers with disabilities, and an app that works to eliminate food waste. Campus alumni, Nikki and Deanna built an iPhone app called Park Planning Partner to making visiting parks and outdoor spaces more accessible. They said, “People tend to stay indoors instead of experiencing the outdoors, discovering history, and exploring nature. Even if they would like to go, they have trouble finding the nearest option to them or planning their trip.” Their app includes searchable maps and recommendations of National Parks and Monuments as well as local conservation areas.
What Will I Take Home?
At the end of the course, you will take home the code for your iPhone and iPad apps you built over the course.