Girls Who Code

gwcopenhouseinstaDo you know a girl in grades 6-12 who is interested in coding? Then we have a club for her! The Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will run Wednesdays, except for vacation weeks, from October 19 throughJune 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m in the Community Room.

What is a Girls Who Code Club?
A GWC Club is a group where girls learn coding skills, meet girls with similar interests, and discover how these skills can get them a job in the tech industry.

The curriculum is provided free of charge by the organization Girls Who Code. Each session the girls will work at their own pace on projects based on each of their individual levels of knowledge and experience. There will be three instructors to help answer questions, and a support system of 23 other girls to encourage each other along the way. Some sessions may include guest speakers of women in the tech industry sharing their experiences.

Click here for more information about the Girls Who Code organization and to find other clubs in the area.

How many spaces are available?
We have purchased enough Chromebooks for 12 girls to use during this program, but we will open the club up to 12 more girls who are able to provide their own laptop.

Can I use my tablet?
I know many people have tablets, but the program you will be using to learn coding will not work on them.

How do I join?
After our Open House, we still have spaces available. Fill out our online form here to sign up for the lottery. We will contact girls who have gotten into the club between Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13. Forms will be accepted before 9 am on Wednesday, October 12. Please read the entire form and fill it out accurately.

What if I have more questions about the club?
Call us at 781-316-3233 and we will be happy to answer them!

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