Girls Code++

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While Computer Science is one of the fastest growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. 

GirlsCode++ is a one day event to teach 8th-12th grade girls about programming. The beginner group will learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Students with prior HTML and CSS experience may choose to add JavaScript to their skills in the advanced group.

Cost: $50 with limited scholarships available.

In February 2016, we held the first girls-only code camp in Iowa. The event exceeded our expectations – more than 50 middle and high school girls attended! We’ve since decided to support a variety of programs state-wide aimed at encouraging girls to experience and consider careers in computer science. We continue to offer GirlsCode++ and have had 120 girls participate since 2016.

Registration is subject to the NewBoCo Event Cancellation Policy.

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