Coding clubs everywhere!
We have been working with teachers at all five middle schools to start "Girls Who Code" clubs. They are low-key clubs that run for 8-10 weeks after school and the girls build websites, program apps, and most importantly they have fun! If you would like to get involved with this effort, please email us - no experience required.
If you have a middle school or high school girl who would be interested in building an app to help her community and working with friends to create a business case for that app, then Technovation is right for you! You can see more here: https://technovationchallenge.org/get-started/ or get in touch with the local Southeast MN Technovation: firstname.lastname@example.org . Last year one of the SE Minnesota clubs won a $10,000 prize to start their business!
We've also started a Coder Dojo at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester. It runs every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 and we are looking for volunteers to drop in. The next club is coming up on December 12th and we are going to start the kids programming Python with BBC Mico:Bits. Contact us if you can stop by.
Finally, as you can see from the picture at the top of the email, the Young Authors Young Artists conference was a huge success! Over the course of two days, we had 200 young artists create their own LED-light-up halloween cards. Thanks to our high school volunteers for helping out!
If you have an idea for starting your own club and would like help finding a location, equipment, or mentors, we are here to help! It just has to be free for all participants.