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Girls Who Code: Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World

Friday, March 6 11:30 am–12:20 pm
TCC - Tahoma 2

During this presentation, we will be featuring our Girls Who Code Clubs, which are completely free after-school programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Through fun and interactive curricula, Club girls not only learn about how to positively impact their community through code, but they also are taught to be brave and resilient -- which has enormous impact on how they approach challenges and whether they stick with coding in the years to come.

Together, we will discuss how to start a Girls Who Code Club, participate in hands-on activities that you can walk away with, and engage in a design thinking activity to help you bring code and gender equity to your community. We hope you will join us in our movement to close the gender gap in technology!

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: Coding, CTE, STEM/STEAM
Skill Level: Beginner

Presented by

Kat Dej-Panah Kat Dej-Panah, Girls Who Code

Kat is a partnership coordinator with Girl Who Code, the international non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by providing free resources to schools to teach girls CS skills.