Girls Who Code

When I was young I was very interested in science and technology, and my dad brought home the first computer. I played Pac man and I was hooked! By learning to create technology, girls learn to speak up.

-- Regina Agyare, founder of Ghana-based Soronko Solutions

Meet Savannah's Girls Who Code Club

What is a Girls Who Code Club?

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. Volunteer instructors provide a learning environment where young women are introduced to fundamental principles, technologies and skills associated with computer programming and Internet technologies.

When you join a Club, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. You then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems you care about through code!

Girls Who Code Savannah is a program of the larger, national Girls Who Code organization that has over 8,500 programs worldwide. Their mission is to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

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Can I join Savannah's Girls Who Code Club?

Clubs are for young women* attending fifth grade and middle school (grades 5-8) in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Whether you’re a beginner or a computer master, you’re invited to join the movement.

*GWC Savannah includes individuals who were born female, but do not identify as female, and those who were not born female but identify as such.

When and where are the next club sessions?

The next Girls Who Code sessions will take place via a special summer camp happening at the UGA Institute of Oceanography and the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus. Currently, camp sign-ups are closed and there is a waitlist.

Girls Who Code also takes place during the school year on Saturdays over 6-week sessions. Stay tuned for an announcement on the next Girls Who Code.

Where do I sign up?

REGISTRATION FOR CAMP 2022 IS NOW CLOSED.

You can sign up for the waitlist for Summer camp by clicking here.

You can stay updated on the next round of sessions by signing up here.

 Information for Summer Camp:

DAY 1: Monday, July 11th, 9am - 2pm

Campers will begin the week by spending a day with the female scientists running UGA’s marine science underwater robotics program and learn about how they use coding with underwater robots to study the ocean.

DAY 2: Tuesday, July 12th, 9am - 2pm

Campers will work with a SCAD game professor to design a game around the information they learned at the UGA Institute of Oceanography and then will be introduced to Scratch, an easy-to-use block-based programming toolkit from MIT.

DAY 3: Wednesday, July 13th, 9am - 2pm

Attendees will work with Savannah Girls Who Code instructors to implement their designs using Scratch.

DAY 4: Thursday, July 14th, 9am - 2pm

Attendees will work with Savannah Girls Who Code instructors to implement their designs using Scratch.

DAY 5: Friday, July 15th, 9am - 2pm

Attendees will have a completed game to show on the final day of camp!

Have questions? Email GWC Instructor sagebatchelor@gmail.com  

What will I need to participate?

For those who have been accepted into camp, please visit the Girls Who Code Savannah Chapter website for details and the forms that need to be completed prior to starting camp.

CLICK HERE TO BE REROUTED TO THE GWC SAVANNAH WEBSITE

Sponsor Girls Who Code Summer Camp 2022

As a collaborator with the Girls Who Code Savannah chapter, our number one goal is to make camps and programs easily accessible to all. For this reason, camp is free and lunch is provided. We are also working to provide transportation for field trip(s).

If you'd like to donate to Girls Who Code, please visit our eSTEAM fund page to donate today.

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