Liverpool Girl Geeks

In Computing we have been encouraging girls to get involved with programming outside of the classroom. Liverpool Girl Geeks is a group which supports girls in programming and other computing media skills.

By 2040, it is estimated that only 1% of the tech sector will be female if there are no interventions? Also that if we were to close the gender gap it would be worth an estimated 600 billion to the UK? Girl Geeks Liverpool are on a mission to change this by creating positive interventions such as events, courses and workshops to inspire women and girls of all ages.

The Girl Geek Bootcamp is an inspirational 6 week course for teens (aged 11-14). Here they will explore tech through a number of workshops including coding and games design. Chloe Foster a year 10 computer science student applied and was accepted for the boot camp. Below is her experiences over the 6 weeks.

In Girl Geeks we were trying to code music with Sonic Pi by using simple coding language. For the first week we simply got used to the application before moving on to more complex coding language.

One week we got to speak to Sam Aaron who created Sonic Pi and he gave us some tips to help us with our music. We were also able to listen to some of his live coding to get an idea of what he does.

A few weeks later we then went to John Moores University where we were able to become camera men, code games, and solder a speaker together. As I want to do game development as a career this trip allowed me to understand what I can do to get into the game development industry.

If you are interested in attending a boot camp or want to find out more information click on the link below.

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