Other Resources

Boston Area GWC Clubs

There are several other Girls Who Code Clubs in the Boston area:
  • Brookline GWCmeets at the Brookline Public Library (Washington St. branch).
  • Watertown GWCmeets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 at the Watertown Public Library. Starts on October 5th.

  • Wellesley GWC Full Yearmeets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 at the Wellesley Free Library (main branch) in Jackie’s Room. Starts on September 28th. 
  • Wellesley GWC Half Year: meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00 at the Wellesley Free Library (main branch) in Jackie’s Room. Starts on September 18th and ends on December 4th.
  •  Waltham GWC: meets Thursdays from 4-6 at the Waltham Public Library (Main street). Starts on October 5th.
  • Concord GWC: meets Wednesdays from 4-6 at the Concord Public Library starting in September.
You can look for more clubs around the country at the National GWC site.

GWC Summer Immersion Program

    Women Who Code

    Online Learning Platforms

    • Hacking with Python, ethically: https://comparite.ch/python-courses
    • Made with Code "inspires girls to pursue their dreams with code". You can find projects challenges, mentor vignettes, and links events at https://www.madewithcode.com.
    • Codecademy: Learn to code interactively, for free. Offers lessons in Python, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML/CSS, and more.
    • CSFirst: An offering from Google to inspire kids to create with technology through free computer science clubs.
    • Pencil Code: a collaborative programming site for drawing art, playing music, and creating games. It is also a place to experiment with mathematical functions, geometry, graphing, webpages, simulations, and algorithms. Programs are open for all to see and copy.
    • Coding with Chrome: a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding environment  within the Chrome browser that even works offline. Currently, users are able to create programs using Blockly, Coffeescript, HTML, Javascript with output to Logo Turtle and/or connected toys such as the Sphero and Lego Mindstorms. Filled with examples and tutorials as several levels.
    • Code Studio from Code.org: home to numerous online courses that teach Computer Science fundamentals to all ages.
    • CodingBat: a free site of live coding problems to build coding skill in Java and Python. CodingBat is a project by Nick Parlante, a computer science lecturer at Stanford.
    • PythonTutor, created by Philip Guo, helps people overcome a fundamental barrier to learning programming: understanding what happens as the computer executes each line of a program's source code.
    • LearnPython.org: Whether you are an experienced programmer or not, this website is intended for everyone who wishes to learn the Python programming language.
    • PySchools: a website designed to help you in your learning of Python Programming Language. The website contains tutorials, practices, and challenge problems. Also has an online Python editor with good reference examples
    • Girls Who Code 2014-5 open-source curriculum: A wealth of challenges, worksheets, and lectures slides for all levels.
    • W3Schools: a fantastic tutorial site for learning HTML, with examples of almost every web technology out there. 
    • Software, Programming, and Coding for Kids: A guide to introducing code to kids with programming and html tutorials/games. It also has some interesting info about what a software engineer does and other fun computer science resources. (h/t to Diane Miller in Colorado for the pointer)
    • Coding Glossary for Kids: A getting-started glossary of 20 terms with easy definitions. (h/t to Lyndhurst STEM in New York for the pointer).