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GirlsCode++

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 students about an area of computer science. We are planning to refresh the program and offer classes to explore different areas like physical computing, game development, and virtual reality with mentors from each industry. Students will also learn about careers in computer science.

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Cost: FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors!

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.

All event registrations are subject to the Ticket Policy.

Upcoming Classes

2 Code++ participants smiling at the camera as they learn to code on sponsor-provided tablets

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