#GIRLCODE is a free coding class for girls aged 8-14 who want to learn to code in a fun and friendly environment. These sessions are run during the school holiday in local libraries. Run by tech industry professionals, the easy and interactive session will provide hands-on experience of programming using the BBC micro:bit.
WHAT IS "MICRO:BIT?
"micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!" https://microbit.org/
All equipment for #GIRLCODE sessions will be provided, and no prior experience is needed.
#GIRLCODE aims to encourage girls to consider careers in technology and software development.
Places are limited.
#GIRLCODE is an initiative by VUALTO.
We also run sessions in Plymouth which are supported by Elixel, Women in STEM Plymouth as well as VUALTO.
HOW AND WHY WAS #GIRLCODE BORN?
#GIRLCODE was born from employees at VUALTO and Elixel getting together and actively wanting to do their bit to help close the gender gap in technology in Plymouth. One of our goals being to make tech more desirable to girls and raise awareness of female tech careers.
After a year of running the Plymouth #GIRLCODE, VUALTO decided to branch out and launch an initiative in other areas starting with Bath. VUALTO fully fund the staff costs and kit required to run the coding sessions.