Code Like a Girl at the Sydney Microsoft Store this school holidays

Code Like a Girl and the Sydney Microsoft Store are partnering for special workshops that will be held over the July school holidays.

A series of free coding workshops will be offered between 9-15 July 2018 to girls aged 6-15 years old. They’ve been designed “to address the need for skilled female information communications technology (ICT) specialists, working to empower and inspire young girls to get involved in coding and encourage this skill for potential future careers in IT industries,” Microsoft said in a press release.

“By providing young girls an opportunity to develop an active interest in coding, we can help deliver real impact to the future of the Australian technology industry,” said Jessica Erhart, Community Development Specialist at Sydney Microsoft Store.

“We see from our customers every day that there is a strong desire from girls to learn how to code and Microsoft Store is committed to creating an innovative learning environment where every young girl from any background, feels included, inspired, supported and empowered.”

Workshops will run for two and a half hours each, and cover the following topics:

  1. Design and Build a Website: this workshop will cover how to create and edit your own website from start to finish including HTML coding and styling using CSS3.
  2. Girls and Games: in this beginner coding tutorial participants will learn how to create their own personalised game from scratch.
  3. Coding Up a Storm: in this workshop participants will mix playing with learning and use Lego Mindstorms to learn core computational logic and concept.
  4. Creative Coding: this workshop will allow participants to draw and decorate their own digital art using data structures, selections and loops.

You can register for the Code Like a Girl workshops right here.

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