Watertown Library Hosting Computer Coding Class for Girls

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A new class for girls who want to learn about computer coding begins soon at the Watertown Free Public Library. 

The Watertown Public Library is hosting a free Girls Who Code Club starting Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This club serves girls in grades 6-12 and aims to inspire, educate, and equip them with computing skills for the 21st century, according to the announcement from the library.

We meet for 2 hours each Thursday, and follow a curriculum published by the national Girls Who Code organization. Working in Scratch, JavaScript, AppInventor, and HTML/CSS, we build a range of projects from graphics to video games to artificial intelligence to cryptography.

We also host guest speakers, go on field trips, and develop soft skills like collaborating and presenting your work. Club volunteers are passionate about closing the gender gap in technology and getting girls into this rewarding field.

For more information on the club or on Girls Who Code’s national organization contact watertowngwc@gmail.com. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Watertown Library.

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