Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code


Why participate in Girls Who Code?

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. Computing is where the jobs are and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science college graduates are women.Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. 

What is the purpose?

To build a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help girls persist and succeed in computing.

What will you learn?

Club girls learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Returning girls can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets. Girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.

What is the cost?

ABSOLUTELY FREE! Plus, the club provides computers and internet access for all club members.  You can join the club at anytime.


Registration: Click the register button or use the QR code with your phone.
Who: 6th - 12th Grade Girls
2018-2019 Dates: Tuesdays-- Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11; Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and May 7
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Platteville Public  Library Community Room
Instructors: Professor Donna Gavin and UWP Girls Who Code Student Ambassadors

In order to participate, the parent or guardian must sign a consent form, then scan with your phone or scanner, and email your consent form to  You can also upload it in the registration. If you do not have access to a scanner, you can mail it to:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Department of CS/SE
c/o Donna Gavin
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Or bring it the first day your child attends the program.

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Girls Who Code
is sponsored by:

Computer Science and Software Engineering logo
Platteville Library logo