Why Participate in Girls Who Code?

Technology 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.

We want to build a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help girls persist and succeed in computing. Girls Who Code is open to all genders and gender identities.

Who Can Participate?

Any student who is in sixth–12th grade and are interested in the club will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages, whether building a website, an app, or a robot. Returning members can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets. Club members will work in teams to design and build a Computer Science Impact Project that solves real-world problems they care about through code.

Location and Cost

There is no cost to join the club. You can join at any time.

The club will meet on Thursdays from 3:30–5 p.m. at the Platteville Middle School in Room 103.

Register

In order to participate in Girls Who Code, your parent or guardian must sign a consent form as part of the registration process. For questions, please email gavind@uwplatt.edu.