CS First For Girls – Coding and Social Media


 

for GIRLS – Social Media Edition!

Do you have a story to tell? The Google CS First Social Media club is your chance to connect with friends and family through your own digital creations! Use the computer to design social games, apps, and animations to share with friends, family and your community. Learn how you can use technology to be social and have fun!

Who   : Girls with little/no experience, but an interest in computers and ability to follow simple instruction. Ask friends to join too – the CS First social media club is social and fun!

Age    : 8-14

When : Starting Wednesday 3.30pm-4.30pm August 2nd 2017 over 8 weeks

Where : Hive Dunedin, Jubilee Park, 45 Maori Road

Bookings are open now! Spaces are limited so get in quick!


This course is open to girls aged 8-13 who love to learn; and is completely free! No previous computer experience is necessary. Our initiative is to teach fundamental programming skills to girls to encourage women in technical fields. This class will be taught by volunteers from the Women in Computer Science Society at the University and is an incredible learning experience for both sides of the classroom.

CS First for girls is run by the Otago University Girls Computer Science Club and headed by Mika Smith. This class aims to easy girls into coding and computer science in a safe and supportive environment lead by women for women. We offer code club as a gender neutral alternative!

CS First uses Scratch to teach the fundamentals of coding using a variety of free online resources and Google products.CS First runs one afternoon per week for 8 weeks.

Scratch is used to teach coding fundamentals in CS First for Girls

 

Children learn :

Coding

Computational Thinking

Logic

Problem Solving

Game Theory

Presentation Skills

Bookings will be available soon!