What Will I Learn, Do, or Make?
Each week of the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The program culminates in a final project where you build your own product and share it with your class.
Handimap is an interactive website that will find accessibility information about any place in the world. Handimap’s search results contain information like the existence of a wheelchair ramp, Braille signs, and noise environment.Learn More
Plantae is a plant database featuring easy-to-use hover-over icons that display descriptions and an accessible “My Garden” page, where users can easily search for and store plants, as well as receive notifications when their plants need water.Learn More
Volunteen is a website that helps make volunteering simple by providing service opportunities for people based on their interests and location.Learn More
I’m not a shy person, but I’ve always been a bit doubtful in my abilities. During the Summer Immersion Program, we had to code an mp3 player. When I realized that I could use code to make something I use every day, it made me braver. Read More
Meet Margo Hayes, a Girls Who Code alumni and a professional rock climber who is taking bravery and problem solving to new heights. She started rock climbing at the age of 10 and loves the physical and mental challenge that comes with it. “Every boulder climb is like a puzzle to me and it’s fun to be able to solve it.” says Hayes. Read More
I wanted to do something that would focus on the hyper-sexualization of women in video games. I proposed my idea to Sophie and she wanted to do something with me to address social justice. She made a joke saying, ‘Why not have a game where you throw tampons at people?’ At first, we laughed, but after talking about menstruation and how embarrassed we were about it, we realized that it could be worth exploring. Read More
When I say that I code, most of my guy friends question me and wonder how a girl could speak the same language as them. Code isn’t exclusively a boy language, it’s a computer language. Read More
Don’t let your insecurities stop you from doing what you love. Technology needs us. The world is missing our voices. Read More
Before Girls Who Code, I never saw myself as a coder or an engineer. Girls Who Code gave me not just valuable coding skills but a valuable opportunity: to see myself in a whole new way. Now, I see myself as someone who can take on a big industry regardless of the gender gap. I am a more able, confident, and ambitious girl with big dreams and I want to share that with everyone around the world. Read More
Lots of people assume that I’m one-dimensional and don’t have many other interests aside from coding. Or they think I’m “not as girly” as other girls my age. Excuse you, but I am perfectly capable of typing an HTML tag while my brows are on point. Read More
Girls Who Code gave me the kind of education you can’t find in a classroom. Not only was I taught how to program using multiple languages, but I was given the opportunity to talk to women who have successful careers in the field. Girls Who Code made me understand that computer science isn’t just about 1’s and 0’s, it’s about combining your interests with technology to better the future. Read More