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Course title: #GirlMeetsCode
Who is this course for? Girls aged 11-18
Recommended age: 11-18
Next intake date: Year-roundGet Started with GirlMeetsCode
Are you a girl aged 11 to 18? Are you interested in coding and technology?
Then #GirlMeetsCode could be perfect for you!
As a part of European coding week running from 6-21 October 2018, GT Scholars will be running the #GirlMeetsCode workshop to introduce girls aged 11-14 to the world of coding.
Recent statistics show that :
– Only 17% of employees in the UK technology sector are women.
– Only one in six school leavers starting a degree in computer science in 2016 was female
– The total number of girls taking either ICT or computer science at GCSE fell by 12% in 2016.
Why is this so important?
By 2020, there will be an expected 1.4million jobs in computer science. Women are currently on pace to hold just 3% of them. This means that employers are actively seeking to increase the diversity in their workplace and hire more women into challenging, well paid careers within the technology space.
What will this day involve?
The aim of the day is to introduce girls between the ages of 11 and 16 to the world of technology and coding. We’ll be looking at a broad range of digital topics within creative coding. Young people that attend the workshop will work together to think of ways to use technology to solve everyday problems and ultimately learn how much fun coding can be when used to bring ideas to life!
The event will be run by our knowledgeable volunteers and workshop facilitators. This introduction to coding does not require any previous coding experience by attendees as they will be guided through the content for the day.
The programme for the day will include an introductory talk about coding and its applications, Practical coding activities, The opportunity to design a game or an app and have lots of fun in the process!
Please make sure that you fill in the pre-attendance questionnaire which will be emailed to you after registering on eventbrite. You will need to bring your own laptop with a charger.
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Please note that there will be video recordings and photography at this event. There are a limited amount of tickets available for this event.
This FREE workshop is sponsored by our partners and includes lunch and all learning resources. Please note that there is a £12.50 deposit which will be refunded to all attendees. If this deposit is cost-prohibitive, please contact us to apply for a fee waiver.
GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity that helps young people from a range of backgrounds get better grades at school and get into top universities and competitive careers. If you’d like to know more about GT Scholars and future events, workshops and opportunities, please visit the website and subscribe to our newsletter here: www.gtscholars.org/subscribe