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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