Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.
BARN is hosting a Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club will meet every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) from September 26 through March 5th, from 3:45 - 5pm. Girls will be guided through a progression of coding skills throughout the year.
Prior to signing up for these sessions you are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 19th from 4-5pm for an optional drop-in information session at BARN. Meet our facilitators, learn about the curriculum, and ask any questions you may have about the program.
- There is no charge to participate in this program.
- BARN provides workstations. Participants can also bring their own laptop or Chromebook.
- There are no prerequisites. Open to all girls who are interested.
- Ages: Grades 6 - 12
- Registration open throughout the year as space allows.
- For more information: Please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.842.4475 x221.
- BARN will provide snacks each week.
Rebecca Graham was our club facilitator last year. She is a full-time senior engineer working in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She began coding in college where she earned a BS in Computer Science and a BA in History from the University of Mary Washington. She lives on the island with her husband, 6-year old son, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. She loves glitter, cartoons, yoga, rock climbing, and creating things with technology.
Rebecca will be joined by Alex McKeon, a BARN member who has always found time in her life for creating. She has had a wide variety of professional experiences including work as an expedition leader, yoga instructor, personal chef, snowboard instructor, and nanny. She lives on the island with her husband and toddler and believes that working with young women is one of the most fulfilling uses of her time.
To learn more about Girls Who Code, see: https://girlswhocode.com/
From the Girls Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs."