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.

Outlook for Fall 2020

Due to university-wide restrictions placed on clubs for the Fall 2020 semester as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Girls Who Code at Binghamton University is going to look a little different next semester... but don’t worry! We will continue to provide you with the individualized, high-quality education that we pride ourselves on and that keeps our students coming back. Here are our biggest changes for next semester:

 

  • Classes will be held exclusively online

  • Students will be required to keep their webcams on during lectures*

  • Students will be required to complete a number (to be specified) of short, weekly homework assignments in order to qualify for graduation

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about our online format, as well as with suggestions to help us improve. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you online in the fall!

 

*whenever possible and technology permitting 

Frequently Asked Questions

When/Where are your classes held?

Both Python Courses and App Building with Thunkable will be held Saturdays 10am-12pm virtually on Zoom. 

What classes do you offer?

In the Fall session (September - November) we offer Python and App Building with Thunkable, two beginner level courses. In the Spring session (February - May) we will be offer a Python class for middle schoolers and a HTML/CSS class for high schoolers!

 

What are the dates for the upcoming session?

The first class will be held on September 12 until November 14.

 

How old do I have to be to apply?

We are looking for High School level girls in the Southern Tier as well as the following regions: Central New York, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Capital Region and North Country.

 

How will classes be run?

With pre recorded videos by our teaching instructors, students come virtually to class ready to answer some prompts, crack some fun coding challenges and eventually team up to create impactful projects! By participating, you're in the loop to receive some awesome perks, obtain soft and hard skills and be part of the sisterhood that is changing the game. 

 

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!

We're going onto Week 7. Python and Thunkable, let's make progress on those projects!

Our spotlight speaker this week is Ariel Weintraub, Head of Security Operations and Engineering at MassMutual.