Do Space is pleased to announce the launch of our Girls Who Code Club for the 2018-2019 school year! Are you a girl interested in coding? Creating apps? Designing video games? Interested in making an impact in the community with your awesome skills? Girls Who Code might just be for you!

The Do Space Girls Who Code Club is in its third year now, and we not only help you learn to code but promote learning team building and leadership skills that are essential for success. In Girls Who Code, 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. Past Do Space Clubs used their projects to tackle subjects like preventing bullying and problematic friends. Their projects can be viewed here  and here. What will you create this year?

When is it?

Do Space’s 2018-19 club sessions will be held over 25 Sundays from 1pm – 3pm starting September 16th, 2018 and concluding on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

Who can apply?

Girls in the 6th to 12th grade who identify as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be in a female-identified environment. You can learn more by viewing the application at http://bit.ly/DoSpaceGWC

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 5th  from 12pm to 2:00pm. Seats are limited, so don’t wait to register!

Besides the Girls Who Code website( 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.


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Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist
Brie is a Community Learning Specialist with degrees in art from UNO and Iowa State University. When she's not working with computers, she writes and draws comics.