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Girls Who Code at Loyola

The Center for Textual Studies & Digital Humanities (CTSDH) is proud to host the first Girls Who Code chapter at Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore campus. Loyola's chapter debuted in Fall 2017. The Spring 2020 session will begin on February 8! Register at bit.ly/gwc2020

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop-off happens between the ages of 13-17. Girls Who Code began in New York with 20 students; it now has chapters in all fifty states serving over 50,000 young women.

The Loyola chapter offers free, weekly classes in coding to 6th - 12th-grade students. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-12pm, followed by lunch in the dining hall. Sessions are typically held for 10 weeks in the fall and spring semesters. Our students come from schools from across Chicago, from different grades and with different levels of experiences, from beginners to advanced coders. Students are team-taught by undergraduate and graduate students here at Loyola University Chicago, and overseen by a faculty member in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. In a semester, students might practice web development, GitHub, wireframing, website design, Python, Arduino robotics, Javascript, and more. We conclude each session with a showcase where students and volunteers present the projects they've created.

 

Girls Who Code at Loyola is starting up again, and we would love for your 6th-12th grade students to join us!

GWC Loyola Club - Student Registration Form

Start Date: Feb 8, 2020

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Location: Crown Center Rooms 103-105 (1001 W Loyola Ave, Northeast corner of the Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL 60626)

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for Girls Who Code at Loyola, please contact Elizabeth Hopwood at ehopwood@luc.edu. Thank you!

Supported by CTSDH and with generous grant funding by The American Association of University Women, and the CME Foundation