National Girls Learning Code Day 2016

I found this event randomly via Google a month ago and in reading more, I began to wish that inspiring events like these were around when began my journey as a female programmer in a male dominated environment. At the Art Institute I was the sole girl in a group of fifteen other student. I hope that one day I will be able to get involved somehow or mentor a female, maybe a future daughter to learn to code.

More about the event

On November 12th 2016, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its third annual Girls Learning Code Day!

This year, we’ll build on our mission of teaching girls 21st century digital skills and encourage them to tell their story through one of the most popular digital mediums: gaming.

From Pokémon, to Minecraft, to Angry Birds… we think games are awesome!

Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of play with basic design and programming skills for our popular game-making workshop!

Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, imagination will come to life throughout the day in a new and digitally engaging form. Girls will also be introduced to Scratch’s amazing online community sloganed: “Imagine, Program, Share,” where they will have the opportunity to upload their game for anyone on the web to download and play.

At the end of the workshop, each girl will also get a chance to practice their presentation skills and showcase their creation for everyone attending the workshop to experience and enjoy!

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