7-week summer programs for 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding & get exposure to tech jobs. Each week of the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. Participants 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 each girl builds her own product and shares it with the class.
Girls Who Code offers free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Our curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. We have activities for girls with zero computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts.
Technology is changing everything about the way we live and work, but girls are being left behind. Fewer than 1 in 4 computer scientists are women — and that number is declining. Girls Who Code is changing that. We’re introducing a brand new summer program called Girls Who Code Campus to reach even more girls across the nation. Campus offers beginner and advanced courses for middle and high school girls — in a condensed 2-week timeline for busy summer schedules.
Teacher Training - Supports teacher training to introduce students to the exciting world of computer science
Program Launch - Helps launch a Girls Who Code Club in a new community
Financial Help - supports needs-based stipends for students
Classroom Equipment - Provides classrooms with Robots to facilitate students' exploration of robotics
@girlswhocode Mary Allen Wilkes is a computer programmer, logic designer, and lawyer. She designed and worked on the first personal computer, which she worked on from the comfort of her own home while working for MIT! She also wrote the first operating system to sit between a program and computer hardware, the LINC operating system. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech
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@girlswhocode Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an activist for access and opportunity for tech. She founded the original 'Computer Science for All,' an initiative that built computer science into classroom curriculums. Today, she is the president & CEO of AnitaB.org, the organization behind the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! (Our fav event of year!) #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech
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@girlswhocode Mary Golda Ross was the first Native American female engineer. She was also the first female engineer at Lockheed, where she worked on the P-38 Lightning fighter plane. She was an integral part of the “space race" and was one of 40 engineers that worked in Lockheed's top-secret think tank, Skunk Works. Much of her work still remains classified today! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech
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@girlswhocode Happy #StPatricksDay! ☘️ Lilian Bland is an Irish pioneer aviator. She was the first woman in the world to both design, build and fly her very own aircraft! She named her plane the Mayfly. She was also a journalist. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech
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@girlswhocode Edith Clarke is the first female electrical engineer! She was the first woman to receive her electrical engineering graduate degree from MIT in 1919. She changed the game of engineering by using math to explain power transmission and creating a graphical device to understand power lines, named the Clarke Calculator. She was the first female electrical engineer professor in the US. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech
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@girlswhocode Karen Spärck Jones is a British computer scientist. She developed programming that taught computers to understand human language, which was the basis for today's search engine! Her ideas and codes are being used in artificial intelligence research today. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech
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@girlswhocode Carol Shaw is the world?s first female professional video game designer! She worked at two of the top video game companies ? Atari, which is the first video game company, and Activision. In 1980, she programmed and designed the first game ever commercially released by a woman, Tic-Tac-Toe. Two years later, she created her second game, River Raid. This game sold more than one million copies and won a lot of awards, including Best Atari 8-bit Game of the Year! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech
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@girlswhocode Adele Goldberg is a computer scientist. She created the object-oriented programming language, Smalltalk-80 along with some of the most commonly used design patterns in software. Her work inspired the basis of the Macintosh desktop. Adele founded an internet support provider, Neometron, Inc, where she currently works. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech
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@girlswhocode Dr. Chieko Asakawa is a blind Japanese computer scientist. She is known for her groundbreaking development of the IBM Home Page Reader, the first web-to-speech browser plugin for the visually impaired. She was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the government of Japan in 2013. Today, she works with Carnegie Mellon University to help create opportunities for more people through accessibility. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech
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