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 2021
Despite the ever-changing climate and university-wide restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Girls Who Code at Binghamton University will continue to provide you with the individualized, high-quality education that we pride ourselves on and that keeps our students coming back. As we are not 100% sure whether or not we will be allowed to hold our classes in person for the Fall 2021 semester, we are continuing to advertise our classes as fully online. Students will be required to keep their webcams on during lectures*.
We will continue to keep you all updated and let you know if our classes will be held in person as soon as we know. 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Both courses will be held Saturdays 10am-12pm virtually on Zoom.
What classes do you offer?
In the Fall session (September - November) we offer Beginners Python for High School and Middle Schoolers. We are also offering Beginners Java to returning students. In the Spring session (February - May) we will be offer a Python class for middle schoolers and Python for Everyone (Beginner and Advanced tracks) class for high schoolers!
What are the dates for the upcoming session?
The classes will be held on September 11 - November 20.
How old do I have to be to apply?
We are looking for Middle and High Schoolers 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!