Looking forward to the first meeting of Fall 2020 Girls Who Code cohort! We have had 16 register so far! It is not too late to register! To register please visit https://www.rockfordgwc.com/about.html
We just completed the control drones with code section and used the celebration night to look back on what they accomplished and look ahead on what is next. Our next section is Ozobots.
For fun the club members programmed drones, Ozobots and created a text to speech app. In addition, we took a group photo!
The first app created to control the drone was what we called "Hello Drone"! The code blocks used launched the drone, went up 100 cm, make a 360 degree turn, them finally land.
Every club member completed the app and successfully launched the Hello app.
Drone Skills in High Demand
Jobs in Drone technology are on the increase. This semester the Girls Who Code club will learn how to control drones with code. Drones are used in the following areas:
Tello EDU Drone
The Tello EDU drone teaches coding in Scratch, Swift and Python. Students can even program a “swarm” of Tellos if you choose (see video above). In addition to being able to program a single Tello or a swarm of Tellos, the drones come with new Mission Pads. These are unique guiding points that can trigger the Tello to respond how you want. You simply program the Tello EDU to respond when it flies over the Mission Pad.
for more information of Tello Edu Drones see https://www.ryzerobotics.com/tello-edu
Students can program multiples Tello EDUs simultaneously through one device. Use code to control a swarm of Tello EDUs, have them fly over Mission Pads, and perform flips and other acrobatic movements. Improve your programming skills while pushing the limits of your creativity!
Tello Edu drone is an ideal companion for anyone engaged in STEAM-based learning. The drone provides precise and stable flying thanks to DJI’s cutting-edge flight technology. And the Tello Edu app together with Swift Playgrounds help you learn to write code to program the drone. The Tello Edu app has a colourful interface complete with educational features and visual programming. It pairs with your iPhone or iPad to offer complete control of Tello Edu while simplifying its manoeuvres.
The Girls Who Code club focuses on learning different programming languages. We focus on language basics & the deployment process. Web apps and phone apps are the two categories we have focused on thus far.
This semester we are focusing on how code can control Drones, Robots, and Internet of Things Devices!
We want you to Raise Your Hand for Sisterh>>d:
The International Day of the Girl is on October 11th! The day celebrates the power of sisterhood and features influential women and girls in art, music, fashion, tech, politics, and more.
You can read more about our Sisterh>>d campaign here and follow along on Instagram.
It's time to inspire the world with the power of girls.
Show YOUR Support by following below steps:
WRITE on your hand(s) how you support sisterhood and activism with an issue that you’re passionate about. See below for examples on how to Raise Your Hand for Sisterh>>d!
SNAP: take a picture or video for your social channel(s).
SHARE: October 11th - post your picture with #sisterhood #rvcgirlswhocode and tag @girlswhocode. Tag your friends who you want to participate.
RAISE YOUR HAND FOR SISTERH>>D.
Let's show the world what we're made of.
Over a dozen were in attendance for the Girls Who Code @ RVC Kick-Off Celebration last night! When the girls arrived they checked in the iPad with their QR Code Badge, changed into their new Girls Who Code @ RVC T-Shirts and participated in a group photo!
Thanks to all the parents who participated in the event (and photo!)
It's not a celebration without a selfie station!
Community Service Project
Each semester the Girls Who Code @ RVC club members must decide on a community service project theme. Once a theme has been chosen, teams are created. The club members then start their journey of learning how to program. Finally, the club members take what they have learned and develop websites and mobile apps surrounding their community service project theme.
The community service project theme chosen this semester is: "Kid Volunteer Website/App". The idea is to create websites and mobile apps that allow local non-profits, businesses, and churches to submit volunteer opportunities for youth in our community. Local youth will be able to connect to volunteer opportunities using these apps.
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Contact: Chuck Konkol, 815- 921-3164
Event Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Event Time: 4-6 p.m.
“Girls Who Code” After School Club to Kick Off a New Semester
Rock Valley College will be celebrating the “Girls Who Code” after school club on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 4 - 6 p.m. by wearing new club t-shirts and taking group photos.
Event is not open to the public but we welcome media to attend. The event will be held in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) Room 1110, on RVC's main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford.
Rock Valley College is the first Community College in Illinois to host an Official “Girls Who Code” after school club. In 2017, there were 40,000 members in the United States.
The community service theme project chosen this semester is "Kids Volunteer Website/App". Websites and mobile apps will be created to allow youth in the Rockford region access to volunteer opportunities posted by area non-profits, businesses, and churches.
Girls Who Code Mission Statement
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Our programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Release date: 9/26/18
See Spring 2018 community service projects
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