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UWM’s Girls Who Code Club

To encourage interest by girls in computing, UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science hosts a Girls Who Code Club during the academic year. The program is led by computer science faculty; instructors are UWM computer science students. Classes are held at the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences building on the UWM campus (3200 N. Cramer, Milwaukee) Friday nights from 6 to 8 pm.

We typically 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.

Registration Information:

Registration for our Fall 2019 session will open later this summer. Thanks for your interest in our program. Any questions about future sessions, etc., please email girls-who-code@uwm.edu.

Learn more about the Girls Who Code movement here.

 

 

Christine Cheng, Associate Professor, Computer Science talks about Girls Who Code on WUWM 89.7 FM’s “UWM Today.” Listen Now.

 

 

 

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 girls-who-code@uwm.edu.