Girls Who Code at UIC Club
BECOME A GIRLS WHO CODE AT UIC CLUB CLUB MEMBER!
Girls Who Code at UIC Club is a FREE year-round program for 9th-12th grade students in the Chicago-land area who are interested in exploring computer science. We're building the world's largest pipeline of future female engineers and this year WE'RE STAYING VIRTUAL!
WHEN IS IT?
Program Dates: September 25, 2021 – April 23, 2022
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th
February 5th, 12th, 19th
March 5th, 12th, 19th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Will meet every Saturday, as indicated above, from 10am-12pm, via Zoom.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
2) Have access to wifi and a computer with camera and microphone;
3) Have a Zoom account;
5) Willing to commit to entire program (every Saturday from September 25, 2021-April 23, 2022, 10am-12pm).
IS CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
Absolutely not! Our Club is open to beginners who do not have any coding or programming experience. In fact, our club consists of 4 different levels to accommodate everyone with or without experience:
Beginner Level covers Scratch and Introduction to Python
Advanced Level I covers Object Oriented Programming and App Development with Dart and Flutter
Advanced Level II covers Software & Hardware (Fall 2021) & Automation (Spring 2022)
I DO NOT IDENTIFY AS A GIRL BUT I AM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes! Everyone, regardless of gender, is welcome to be part of Girls Who Code!
WILL YOU LOAN COMPUTERS IF WE DO NOT HAVE ONE?
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to do so.
I HAVE A CHROMEBOOK, WILL THAT BE ADEQUATE FOR GWC?
It depends! Some programs and apps are not compatible with Chrome OS so it may be best that you have a back up plan such as a Windows PC or Mac. Also, keep in mind that if your machine is owned by your high school, there may be restrictions that will prohibit downloads.
HOW STRICT WILL THE ATTENDANCE POLICY BE?
Given the nature of our program this year, our attendance policy will be strict. We will allow participants to be absent 2 classes each semester. However, we must be notified in advance. Participants with more than one unexcused absence will be dismissed from the program.