Join UWM’s 2017-18 Girls Who Code Club
Our Girls Who Code Club will resume in Spring 2018. The Fall 2017 Level 1A and 2A students will move to Level 1B and 2B.
If you’ve registered for the class we’ll inform you by 5 PM on January 19, 2018 if you’re child is part of the class. To officially secure her spot, we expect her to be present on January 26, 2018, the first day of class.
The Spring 2018 session will consist of 12 Fridays from January 26 to April 27 with breaks on March 23 (UWM Spring Break) and March 30 (anticipated Spring Break for most school districts). They will be held at the EMS building from 6 to 8 pm.
Level 1A will teach the basics of Python and does not require any prior coding experience. It will be based on the Python 1 module of Codesters. (~20 spots available.)
Level 1B is a continuation of Level 1A. It will be based on the latter half of the Python 1 and beginning half of the Python 2 modules of Codesters. (Not open to new students.)
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 prior classes? Students and parents overwhelmingly gave thumbs up to the inaugural sessions! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.