TechGirlz is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that aims to bridge the gender gap in the STEM fields by introducing adolescent girls to technology.
TechGirlz is dedicated to reducing — and, they hope, ultimately eliminating — the gender gap in technology occupations. They hold workshops and an annual entrepreneurial summer camp aimed at giving middle-school girls (girls in grades 6-8) hands-on experience with different kinds of technology and enable them to interact with women who have carved out successful careers in technology fields.
Scranton Girls Who Code will be offering Techgirlz workshops on select Saturday mornings throughout the school year. These workshops will focus on a variety of topics and will often be integrative across topics. Examples are: Scratch, Makey Makey, Kodu, Python, Ruby on Rails.
Interested girls should contact us through the application form listed in the Scranton Girls Who Code Section.
Scranton Techgirlz Curriculum:
- Participants are middle school girls grades 6-8
- Project-based workshops in Computer Programming, Robotics & Web Concepts
- Hands on experience with hardware and software technology
- 2-3 hour workshops on select Saturday mornings throughout school year
- Each Workshop is independent of the others
- Interaction with women who have carved out successful careers in technology fields