Other Resources

This is an archived page for the 2016-2017 Club Year.

Other Boston Area GWC Clubs

There are several other Girls Who Code Clubs in the Boston area (many also founded by Laurie Finkielstein, the student who founded the Newton Club in 2014).
  • Brookline GWCmeets at the Brookline Public Library (Washington St. branch). 

  • Lexington GWC: at the Robbins Public Library in Lexington. The club will meet Wednesdays October through June from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Watertown GWCmeets Thursday nights 6:30-8:30 at the Watertown Public Library. Starts October 6, 2016 (with info session September 15, 2016 from 7pm-8:30pm at the library).

  • Wellesley GWCmeets Thursday evenings at the Wellesley Free Library from 6-8 p.m. in Jackie’s Room from October 15 through June 16.
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 2015 is opening on January 15.

    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)