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Join UWM’s 2018-19 Girls Who Code Club

Click above to let us remind you of registration on August 1, 2016!

Our Fall 2018 session will run for 12 Fridays, September 7 to December 7, with breaks on September 28 and November 23. Classes will be held at the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences building on the UWM campus (3200 N. Cramer, Milwaukee) from 6 to 8 pm.

We will host two classes:

  • 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.
  • Level 2A will teach JavaScript and is geared towards students who have done some coding.

In Spring 2019, we plan to offer Level 1B and Level 2B, which are continuations of Level 1A and Level 2A, respectively.

Registration Information:

Registration for our Fall 2018 session is closed. Thanks for your interest in our program. Any questions about future sessions, etc., please mail girls-who-code@uwm.edu.

Learn more about the Girls Who Code movement here.

Frequently Asked QuestionsGirls Who Code

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 girls-who-code@uwm.edu.