Monday, October 20, 2014

Girls Who Code Club

How does the Internet give me Cat videos, Beyonce, or Vines?

How does Pixar create 90 minutes of pure joy with exact lighting and accurate scripting in just a few years? (That's like a lot of detailed moments that someone must draw)

It's all done with CODE (the not-so-secret instructions written in a programming language that allows the computer to do)

Girls! Learn about the computer science field, how to program, and the need for women in the technological world. 

Why is it important?

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Yet U.S. universities are expected produce only enough qualified graduates to fill 29% of these jobs.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourage more girls to close the
gender gap in the computer science field. This club allows girls to create a strong network to the future. Girls will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. In the GWC club, you will learn how to code animations, games and websites etc. The coding course is on every Saturday, 2-4 pm, from September 20 to November 22 (10 weeks), at the computer lab of Chinatown Public Library. It is open to 9th to 12th grade female students. No experience required. For information, please contact Jewel Chen at Chinatown Public Library, Tel: (415)355-2888 or