Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Campus


Hewitt partners with Girls Who Code to host programs designed to immerse girls in the exciting world of coding. Girls Who Code Campus is a two week immersion program for middle and upper school students to practice computer science fundamentals, learn more about careers and women in technology, and join a supportive sisterhood of tens of thousands of girls who code across the country! Girls Who Code Campus runs during the summer and is open to students rising into sixth through twelfth grades. 



Summer 2019 Girls Who Code Campus Offerings

Wearable Tech and Fashion

Open to students ages 11-15 years old

In this course, girls will explore the ever-expanding world of wearable tech using LilyPad Arduino and the text-based programming language, C. During week one, they will concentrate on learning the basics of C and the GWC Core4 programming Concepts: loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. Afternoons will be spent in the wearables workshop, where students will design and build projects that teach about circuits, sensors, and techniques for creating wearables.

For their capstone project in week two, participants and their peers will take what they have learned and use it to influence the world around them by designing, building, and presenting a piece of wearable tech that solves a social problem or that reflects their personal interests. At the end of the program students will take home their arduino project code and a piece of wearable tech that they designed and made during the course!

Website Design and Development

Open to students ages 13-18 years old

In this course girls use JavaScript, HTML and CSS to learn the fundamentals of website design and development.

In week one, girls launch a personal website portfolio and work together on projects that are designed to teach them essential programming concepts including variables, conditionals, and functions in JavaScript. Girls also learn and practice implementing design principles to build more effective and usable websites and web applications.

In week two, girls take what they have learned and use it to influence the world around them by designing, building, and presenting an interactive website that highlights a topic or issue that matters to them. At the end of the program each student leaves with a digital portfolio of their projects that they can use and share in the future.