Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Girls Who Code Club at Shreve Memorial Library: making games, art, adventure stories once a week beginning in August

Girls Who Code, Shreveport

Shreve Memorial Library has announced a new semester of Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, says Sara Hebert. GWCC seeks to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The Shreveport group will meet on Thurs afternoons from 4:30–7 p.m, beginning with a parent meeting on Aug 6. The club is open to girls in grades 6-12, with no previous programming experience required. Interested parents or girls should contact Youth Services Librarian, Elizabeth Hadwin, at ehadwin@shreve-lib.org or by filling out the registration form here.

Moonbot Studios developers Kathryn Scelina and Heather Shrewsbury will teach coding basics to a group of 20 girls, using educational programming tools including Scratch and Codesters. Scelina and Shrewsbury co-taught the previous club sessions with Sonia Lowe from Praeses.

"I’m so proud of the work our girls completed in our last Girls Who Code Club sessions. They created creative games, choose-your-own-adventure stories and interactive art. I can’t wait to see what they do next and what kinds of computer science careers they pursue," said Kathryn Scelina.

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