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#MissMakesCode Women and Girls Program


Sat 9 Mar 2019, 10:00am–12:30pm
Sat 9 Mar 2019, 1:00pm–3:30pm

Where: The Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria

Restrictions: Family Friendly

Listed by: Girl Geek Academy

Girl Geek Academy presents a fabulous experience full of fun, developing friendships and learning to code where girls and women* will learn together! #MissMakesCode is the first initiative in the world created to build confidence and self-efficacy in the areas of algorithmic thinking, programming and coding for young girls aged 5–8 years.

After meeting with Girl Geek Academy, the group will split for the first hour. Each group (women and girls) will make learn tech and coding with their peers. The groups will then join to use their new skills to make a game together. We will also be discussing gender equality with a representative from Women's Health East.

This is a fabulous opportunity for women to experience coding alongside their girls, as well as the ability speak openly about cyber safety and gender equality issues. We will also provide you with the access and advice about the resources attendees need to continue coding at home.

Normally valued at $149, thanks to our partners these workshops are free! We warmly welcome anyone who identifies as a women or non-binary. The #MissMakesCode Women & Girls Program is supported by the Victorian Government and presented in partnership with Women's Health East.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend? 
This event is for women and girls aged between 5–8 years old.

Can my child attend alone? 
As we want to create an experience that can be continued at home, children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

What do I need to pack for us?

iPad/tablet and charger 

Pencil case

A snack and a drink bottle.

What do you provide? 
Learning activities and games both on and off the iPad 

Resources to keep learning 

Advice about what you can continue to do at home 

Industry professionals and helpers

What time should we be there?

Workshop will begin at 10am and finish at 12.30pm. 
Please allow time before the workshop to complete and sign photography release form.

We have never coded, can we attend? 
Yes! Participants will learn the basic coding concepts and can work through the program at your own pace with support from other participants and our teacher.

What will we learn? 

Women and girls will learn the basic coding concepts and algorithmic thinking.

Will we be photographed? 

Participants may be photographed in the context of this event. As a world first program, we often have media wanting to visit our team and take footage for newspaper and television. We supervise photographers at all times and ensure they do not disrupt learning. On arrival we will provide you with a release form for both you and your child to sign for photography.

My child has attended a #MissMakesCode course before, can she attend? 

Yes! This is an opportunity for you to learn alongside your child. The coding concepts can be applied again and again.

I know how to code, can I come? 

Yes, you can come as we will provide resources for you to use at home with your child. This session is great because it is a shared activity.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of our courses and the work that goes in to preparing for your attendance, we cannot offer refunds if you are no longer able to attend.