May Meeting – Girls Who Code

Please RSVP here by May 19th. If your organization is interested in sponsoring food for this event, please let me know!
Topic: Girls Who Code
Speaker: Ellen Hartstack and the Ames High School Girls Who Code team
Date: Wednesday, May 24th
Time: 6-7pm (doors open at 5:30)
Where: (2900 University Blvd, Ames)
Girls Who Code is a free club where young girls, 6th-12th grade, learn about computer science. It starts off as a basic introduction to computer science core concepts like variables, loops, functions and builds up to a final project of the girls’ choosing. This year was the pilot program for a Girls Who Code program in Ames at the Ames High School. Come learn about some of the challenges faced by women in technical fields/roles and about how programs like Girls Who Code can combat this. We will be discussing the Girls Who Code curriculum (pros/cons), what it was like teaching this program, and demoing some of the students’ progress they’ve made throughout the first year.
Speaker Bio

Ellen Hartstack wears several hats as either a system administrator, data scientist, or security analyst, depending on the day. Ellen has worked in both the public and private sectors. She has a passion for getting folks of all walks of life excited about technology and other general nerdiness. She has been mentoring these students for the past school year.