Do Space is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Girls Who Code club at Do Space! 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. As part of their learning experience, students will work together on a capstone project that benefits their community. Last year’s club used their projects to tackle subjects like preventing bullying and promoting diversity. Their projects can be viewed here  and here. What will you create this year?

When is it?
Do Space’s 2017-18 club sessions will be held over 15 Sundays from 2pm – 5pm starting September 3rd, 2017 and concluding on Sunday, December 17th, 2017.

Who can apply?
Interested participants in the 6th to 12th grade age range who identify as female are encouraged to apply for Do Space’s Girls Who Code Club. You can learn more by viewing the application at [application link at dospace.org]

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 6th  from 1pm to 2:30pm. 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.


About Author
Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning
Jessica Johnson is a librarian by trade and an enthusiast of all things handmade. When not at work, she can be found retouching old furniture, curating Internet memes and spoiling her backyard chickens in Elkhorn, Nebraska.