Join UWM’s 2016-17 Girls Who Code Club

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Middle and high school-aged girls are invited to join our next session. We offer both Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Level 1 is designed for students who have minimal coding experience while Level 2 is for students who know the basics of coding.

Registration begins August 1, 2016. Watch for a link on this page. Provide us with your email address and we’ll remind you that it’s time to register.

Class Schedule:
Our classes will be held on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the EMS building. They will be taught by Computer Science/ Computer Engineering students from UWM. We plan to have 12 classes in the Fall semester (from September 9 to December 2 with two breaks in between) and 12 classes in the Spring semester (from January 27 to April 28, again with two breaks in between).

Information Session:
We welcome newcomers! For newcomers to our club, we will host an information session on September 2, 2016 at 6pm at the EMS building.

Learn more about the Girls Who Code movement here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the classes cost anything?
Participants are asked to contribute $20/month toward club snacks and other costs.
What age girls can attend?
The classes are geared toward girls in grades 6-12, but if younger girls are able to learn in this environment, they are welcome.
Can boys participate?
The activities and outreach are aimed toward girls, because we wish to increase the number of girls interested in computing, but we will not turn boys away.
Can adults participate?
These classes are for students still in school. If older people wish to participate, see one of the volunteers for other opportunities.
Will you have club meetings over summer?
No, but UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science is sponsoring EnQuest, an all-girl engineering summer camp.
What feedback did you receive after the Spring 2016 classes? Students and parents overwhelmingly gave thumbs up to the inaugural session! We’re making tweaks to make the experience even better, but the following comment reflects much of the feedback: “I liked how we got to hang out with the same gender only and the lessons. I got to learn a lot of new coding things and I also got to know a lot more people.”

Any other questions? Email girls-who-code@uwm.edu.