We’re very excited to have Scranton Girls Who Code at Arts on the Square. Scranton Girls Who Code provides tech education, mentorship and valuable networking opportunities for girls in our community. Our community partner, NetDriven, has generously sponsored their appearance at the event! This is a great opportunity to bring your girls out to be inspired and maybe even get involved!
What’s the mission of Girls Who Code?
Working together to inspire, educate, and equip girls from Northeastern Pennsylvania with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
What does it mean to be a member of Girls Who Code?
The answer is probably different for every girl in our club but in general I find that our girls look at the world around them, see where it is moving and want to become a part of that dynamic. In that process, our girls want to learn how to critically think and to problem solve.
How does one become a member?
To sign up, the first step is go to our website, www.scrantongwc.com and complete our application form. The basic requirement is that you are a girl in grades 7-12. We accept between 15-20 girls in our Level 1 workshop, and 10-15 in to our Level 2 workshop. Our upcoming year will run from mid-September, 2016 to May, 2017.
What kinds of workshops do you offer?
We meet approximately 22 times in two hour classes that are held once a week at the University of Scranton. If you complete the six major projects and attend 19 of those classes, you are presented with a diploma by Girls Who Code. We offer two levels: the first focused on the computer language called Scratch. The second focused on Java.
Net Driven generously sponsored your booth on Arts on the Square. How have you worked with Net Driven in the past?
Net Driven has a been very supportive of SGWC. During our first year, several women on their team came to speak to our girls. In follow up, two of the girls interned with Net Driven. This past year NetDriven sponsored another project that we run called TechGirlz Scranton. This was a one-day workshop for elementary age girls. They were taught the basics of computer programming through a language called Blockly. SGWC is very excited to be a part of Arts on the Square and most appreciative of NetDriven’s sponsoring our presence.
What will GWC have going on at their booth at Arts on the Square?
During Arts on the Square, Scranton Girls Who Code will be represented by two of our girls and one of our teachers, Steve Rhule. Steve’s day job is as a teacher of engineering, mathematics, physics and computer science at Delaware Valley High School.
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