On the 22nd of June, we had a remarkable day. Due to such a huge interest in our workshop we organised two instead one.

The results:

  • We had 17 participants, one of them was a boy, who participated with his younger sister. All the girls in the age from 7 to 10 years have successfully completed the task and created an interactive animation with the help of Scratch in less than 60 minutes. As a result they were awarded with the certificate of attendance.
     
  • Around 20 parents have participated in the open-discussion. (While the girls were coding, the founder of Coding Girls Anna Radulovski had an open discussion with the parents of the kids about “girls in coding”, how to empower girls to step into coding, modern trends in technology, the gap between men and women in tech.)
     
  • The room was full of enthusiasm and positive emotions. What could be better that seeing the happy eyes of our children.

Our teacher is also a passionate developer Maria Totova shared her impressions from the event:

“It was a great pleasure to work with these clever kids! They were very enthusiastic, extremely focused and managed to learn with ease everything I showed them. What I enjoyed most, however, was their smiles at the end of the workshop and their strong desire to continue learning programming”.

P.S. A big thanks to 3HUB for hosting us and providing the venue, the drinks and the energy snacks. A special thanks to Ivo Radulovski and Marina Savyovska.

Next steps:

Step 1: Dear parents, we hope your kids have enjoyed the workshop. Your feedback is important for us. Share your expectations, impressions and results from the workshop. It takes less than 2 minutes to fill out the form and provide your valid feedback. Every voice counts.

Step 2: Coding Girls is going to organize a short course for little girls. For more details (time and programme) like our Facebook page and stay up-to-date with all the news and updates. You can follow us on Twitter as well.

Step 3: Want to empower girls in technology? The best way to do this is to open a Coding Girls Club. All you need is a room, computers and Wifi. Reach out to us to learn more.

P.S. Sharing is caring! By sharing this article you help our children to be one step closer to closing the gender gap in technology. Thank you for making a difference.

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Jun 23, 2017 By Anna Radulovski

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