About

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors.  The programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The Binghamton University Chapter

Our Mission is Twofold: (1) Aid the development of young female students in building character and coding skills as they learn, plan, build and celebrate together to create a project they care about. (2) Promote a professional attitude among its teaching and managing board members, and facilitate a mutual understanding and acceptance to coding principles, thereby promoting the representation of females in STEM.

Frequently Asked Questions

When/Where are your classes held?

Both Javascript and Python Courses will be held Saturdays 10am-12pm in a Glenn G. Bartle Library classroom on Binghamton University Campus.

How will I get to campus as a student?

You can coordinate your own transportation to Binghamton University campus. Our club is also working on a potential at-home pickup bus service to accommodate all of our students.  

What classes do you offer?

In the Fall session (September - December) we offer Python and Javascript, two beginner level courses. In the Spring session (February - May) we offer a Python class and a Java class.

 

What are the dates for the upcoming session?

The first class will be held February 8th, 2020 and the last class will be held May 2nd, 2020 with a recess September 28th.

 

How old do I have to be to apply?

We are looking for High School level girls in the Broome County Area.

 

Do parents stay with students during the class periods?

No, we will have teaching instructors, and a professional staff member present to supervise the girls. We will also try to have members of the Managing Board present at sessions when possible.

 

I am a Binghamton Student.  How can I get involved?
Look out for managing board and teaching team applications at the beginning of each term and keep an eye out for the events/panels/site visits that we organize for the campus community throughout the semester.

 

Please send an email to BingGWC@gmail.com if you have any further questions!

Congratulations to our Fall 2019 graduating class! Teaching Instructor and Student Applications for Spring 2020 are now live under the Apply tab!