Thursday, September 8, 2016

Girls interested in coding, lend me your eyeballs!

Are you a girl in grades 6-12 who is interested in coding? Then we have a club for you! The Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will run Wednesdays, except for vacation weeks, from October 19 through June 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 sessions you will work at your own pace on a project based on your knowledge level allowing for the group to consist of girls with a variety of experiences with coding. Some will have no or littler experience, while others may already have a moderate level of knowledge. There will be three instructors to help answer questions you may have and a support system of 23 girls to encourage you along the way. Some sessions may include a guest speakers of a woman working in the tech industry who is there to share her 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 used 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?
We will be having a Girls Who Code Open House on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Robbins Library Community Room. We invite interested girls and their guardians to an open house to learn more about the club and to be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 24 available spaces. The first part of the evening will go over club specifics and introduce the girls to our volunteers. The second part of the evening will be a lottery for the 24 available spaces in the club. Attendance at open house is mandatory for lottery participation.

Click here to register for the open house starting September 1. Registering for the Open House does not enter you into the lottery. We just want an estimate to how many people might show up for the Open House.

What if I have more questions about the club?
All of your questions will be answered at the Open House. 

What if I have a question about the Open House?
Call us at 781-316-3233 and we will be happy to answer them!

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