ATL is full of young women interested in computer programming. It’s the goal of 100 Girls of Code to rally these young women (ages 10 to 18) and provide them with a fun and interactive learning experience. Workshops include an introduction to computer programming, website construction, games, and so much more. After completing a workshop, girls will have a better understanding of programming, the future of Computer Science, and a desire to enter into a similar career field. The workshop is free for girls ages 10 to 18, and limited seating is available.
Check out the details below & register before it’s too late.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Iron Yard
115 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Why 100 Girls of Code:
The U.S. Labor Department has estimated that there will be 1.4 million jobs openings for computer-related occupations this decade, and the median job for people with a computer-science degree pays around $80,000 to $100,000. Of the STEM fields, computer science and computer engineering have the highest median earnings for recent college graduates without advanced degrees, and only around 12% are women. 100 Girls of Code seeks to change this.
About 100 Girls of Code:
The mission of 100 Girls of Code is to achieve gender parity in STEM fields by introducing more young women to code and computer engineering at a young age. The organization seeks to inspire more girls to pursue a future in STEM by providing young women an opportunity to create and gain confidence in what they create. All 100 Girls of Code workshops are led by female programmers who are not only experts in their fields and academically trained, but most importantly, they are “girls of code” themselves.
This initiative is a program of TN Code Academy. By offering free computer-programming workshops to young females, ages 10 to 18, the program aims to get more girls interested in computer science fields. The organization has now expanded to 16 chapters across the U.S.