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

Girls Who Code also offers a 7-week Summer Immersion Program for rising junior and seniors. The application for 2018 is opening on ???.

    Women Who Code

    Online Learning Platforms

    • 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. 
    • 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)