The next Girls Code session will take place on March 4, 2023! Stay tuned for the official announcement and in the meantime sign up to receive communications here.
What is Girls Code?
Girls Code is a Savannah-based educational coding program for 5th to 8th-grade girls in Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. The program offers several events per year focusing on providing unique code education in a fun and supportive environment to cultivate young womxn’s interests in computer programming.
Activities focus on combining creativity and computer science to create an engaging experience for campers. Volunteer instructors provide a learning environment where young women are introduced to the fundamental principles, technologies, and skills associated with computer programming and Internet technologies. No matter an attendee's experience level with coding, they are sure to learn something new and solve real-world problems.
Attendees learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities and learn about inspiring role models with STEAM careers. Past events have included coding video games, creating digital art, and programming single-board computers such as Raspberry Pis.
Camp is instructed by several high school/college counselors who serve as instructors and is overseen by an adult program coordinator who is an experienced computer science veteran and full-stack developer. Instruction is designed this way to allow Girls Code campers to graduate to be a counselor once they move up to high school. This allows counselors to continue to pursue their passion for coding through mentorship, all while receiving guidance from a seasoned woman programmer.
Can I join Savannah's Girls Code?
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.
*GC 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 sessions?
The next event is happening on March 4, 2023.
What will I need to participate?
Camp is 100% FREE.
Attendees should plan to bring their laptop each day. We realize that not everyone may have access to laptops so we do have a limited number of laptops available for use if necessary. Please indicate whether or not you have a laptop on the sign-up form.
Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!
City of Savannah, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, & Howmet Womens Network
As a collaborator with the Girls Code Savannah, 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 Code, please visit our eSTEAM fund page to donate today.