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Girls Code Club

Lancaster Science Factory Girls Code Club

The need:  Only 18% of Computer Science degrees in the United States are awarded to women.  Women’s involvement in computer science has plummeted.  In the past 20 years it has dropped by 40%.

The Lancaster Science Factory presents Girls Code Club to address this urgent issue and inspire the next generation of female computer scientists.

  • Who: Girls aged 8-13
  • What: A monthly, facilitated meetup for girls to learn computer science concepts and coding applications. Girls will learn to design their own website, video game, or computer program based on their individual interests.
  • Where: The Lancaster Science Factory’s Castagna Learning Center at 454 New Holland Avenue in Lancaster, PA
  • Dates and Times: There will be three Cohorts of 25 girls for the 2017-18 School Year.  Each Cohort meets nine times throughout the year.   Girls can register for any ONE Cohort (sorry…no mixing of dates!)
    • Cohort 1: The third Saturday of every month from 9:30am-11am (Cohort 1) From September 16 to May 18.
    • Cohort 2: The first Friday of every month from 4:00 – 5:30pm from October 6 through June 1.
    • Cohort 3: The first Friday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30pm from October 6 through June 1.
  • Cost: $81 per girl covers all 9 sessions in either Cohort 1, Cohort 2, or Cohort 3.
  • For more information contact Rob Reed at rreed@tlsf.org

Register here for the 2017-18 Girls Code Club.

Scholarships are available – click here to download the 2017 scholarship application.

Meet the Instructors:

Elyse Ewing  

Elyse Ewing - Girls Code Club at LSFElyse is a computer science graduate from Millersville University and Director of Software Development at KnowWho, a technology company based in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

Katrina High

Katrina High - Girls Code Club at LSFKatrina is a Jr. QA Software Engineer at Listrak. She began by teaching herself various programming languages through online platforms such as EDx, Udemy, and Coursera. Her studies focused on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and Python. She felt there were some holes in her education and decided to pursue an Associates in Web Development and Design, the development track at HACC. She is passionate about advocating for women in technology and dedicated to inclusivity, diversity and accessibility and is always looking to get involved and currently volunteers for CoderDojo and Girls Who Code, teaching foundational skills of Computer Science to kids ages 7 to 17.

 

Ashley Camacho

Ashley Camacho - Girls Code Club Assistant InstructorAshley Camacho is a senior at Millersville University with a Major in Computer Science and a Minor in Spanish. She wishes to encourage an atmosphere of “you can do anything you set your mind to” in Girls Code Club.

 

 

 

Special thanks to:Aspire Ventures Bosch Cargas Kalas Sylvin Foundation Listrak Paradox Labs