Applications Now Open for Girls Who Code Club at Do Space!
August 3rd, 2016 | Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning
Do Space is pleased to announce that we are launching a new Girls Who Code club in Omaha! Would you like to create apps, design video games, and take the world by storm with your coding skills? Girls Who Code might just be for you!
What kinds of skills will the Girls Who Code curriculum help you develop? Mobile app development and game design are definitely on the list, but did you know that learning how to code can also prepare you for a career in fields like cryptography and robotics?
But that’s not all. Participation in a Girls Who Code club means learning team building and leadership skills that are essential for success. You’ll also find yourself surrounded by knowledgeable and accomplished instructors and volunteers, many of whom are technology professionals. Girls Who Code is a truly memorable and fun experience that will expand your world and inspire you to dream bigger than ever before!
What is Girls Who Code?
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. From humble beginnings, Girls Who Code has grown to reach over 10,000 girls in 42 states.
The Girls Who Code curriculum is a 40-hour (3 level) program. Most clubs meet for at least 2 hours per week between September and May.
When is it?
The first half of Do Space’s 2016-17 club sessions will be held over 12 Sundays from 3-5pm starting September 25th, 2016 and concluding on Sunday, December 18th. The second half of Do Space Club’s sessions will be held over 12 more Sundays from 3-5pm starting January 8th, 2017 and are slated to conclude on March 26th, 2017.
Who can apply?
Interested participants in the 6th to 8th grade age range who identify as female are encouraged to apply for Do Space’s Girls Who Code Club. Twelve applicants will be accepted for the upcoming 2016-17 sessions. You can learn more by viewing the application HERE
How can I learn more?
To learn more about the Do Space Girls Who Code club, interested participants can register for an information session at Do Space on August 21st from 3pm to 4:30pm. Seats are limited, so don’t wait to register!
Besides the Girls Who Code website, found at https://girlswhocode.com/, you can read up on frequently asked questions and learn more about the different Girls Who Code clubs in the Omaha area by visiting the Omaha Girls Who Code website at http://omahagirlswhocode.com/index.html. If you find that you do not meet the criteria of Do Space’s club or that the time frame does not work for you or your schedule, one of the remaining area clubs may be better suited to your needs.