News From Girls Inc.

Girls learn Python at Coding Party at Qualcommm’s Thinkabit Lab
On March 4, Girls Inc. of San Diego County partnered with the IT women’s group at Qualcomm to host more than 20 high school girls at Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab for a Coding Party. The two-hour event inspired and ignited a desire to learn computer programming. Girls who attended had a diverse level of experience with coding - some had little or no knowledge, others had successfully completed AP Computer Science courses. During the event, the attendees learned the basics of Python, a widely used programming language and worked on Google’s Made With Code projects. Each attendee came out of the event knowing how computer programming would benefit their careers as they all agreed to continue developing their skills. Trinity, one of the participants, came in with very little experience and left excited to continue to learn coding as she felt she could “program a machine that could aid surgeons.” Invite a girl you know to code at a Girls Inc. Coding Parties throughout the County.  You can read more about the party from the perspective of our STEM Chair, Mansi Thakar here

Upcoming parties will be held on April 8 and May 6, with more to come. Register here> 

GISDC Attends Program Director’s Conference to Learn, Grow and ...
GISDC’s program coordinator Rosa Alvarado recently attended the Girls Inc. Program Director Institute to learn more about the Girls. Inc vision and attend workshops to strategize for program growth and development. As our program coordinator, Rosa works with our girls each week, running meaningful programs that help girls learn life skills to be successful. She also creates a pro-girls environment, identifies girls who need additional support and shapes the curriculum to make it relevant to the lives of our participants. For Rosa, the conference helped emphasize that “We always need to make the setting pro-girl, encourage them and push them to be the best they can possibly be.”