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?

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE THAT FIFTH GRADERS MAY NOW JOIN GWC.

Clubs are for young women attending fifth grade and middle school (grades 6-8) in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Whether you’re a beginner or a computer master, you’re invited to join the movement.

When and where are the next club sessions?

Girls Who Code returns to Savannah in 2021! The club involves five two-hour sessions meeting on Saturdays at 2:30pm at 2 E. Bryan Street in downtown Savannah:

September 25th

October 2nd

October 16th

October 30th

November 13th

Where do I sign up?

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021 IS NOW CLOSED & THE CLUB FOR THESE SESSIONS IS FULL.

Information for Fall Sign-ups (Acceptance/Waitlist):

If you signed up for a Fall session, you should have received an email stating whether or not you were accepted or waitlisted until Winter/Spring 2022.  Registrants were accepted in the order in which they were received. If you were accepted, you should have also received a commitment contract, which needs to be completed and returned. Please return your contract as soon as possible in order to be officially accepted into the Fall sessions.

Have questions? Email GWC Instructor sagebatchelor@gmail.com  

What will I need to participate?

A completed contract that is submitted prior to the first GWC session.

A parent or guardian's permission.

A laptop with internet connectivity capabilities. If you have trouble getting access to a laptop, please let us know.

A mask to enter the space. We follow the City of Savannah's mandates and guidelines during COVID-19. Please have your child bring and wear a mask during the workshops.

Commitment to the program. Because space for this program is limited, Girls Who Code Savannah asks that those interested in participating make a commitment to attending all five sessions. If an interested party cannot be present for all sessions due to other commitments or conflicts, we ask that you please wait until the next round of sessions is offered in February 2022 and allow someone who can fully participate in the program an opportunity for acceptance in this round of sessions. After registering, you will be required to sign a contract establishing your commitment to the program.