Monday, October 3, 2016

Girls Who Code: Spaces are Available!

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 session 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 other girls to encourage you along the way. Some sessions may include a guest speaker 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 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.  Update: Spaces will be filled first come first serve. We will contact girls if they have gotten into the club before 9 pm on Tuesday, October 18. 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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