Come celebrate winter with Girls Learning Code as we hack our way into the new year!
Our Winter Toy Hacking Camp is all about electronic exploration. We'll be cracking things open, takings things apart, and seeing how they work and talking about why. We'll get your girl into the winter hacking spirit by showing her how to make some cool adjustments to toys to create brand new inventions!
In this safe, hands on, three day camp, Girls Learning Code will guide the girls into an understanding of all the ways in which everyday electronics work.
Included in this awesome experience is a field trip to a Toronto Hack Lab where we'll get an introduction into the professional world of electronic hacking!
Does the girl in your life have a natural curiosity about tech? Does she love to work with her hands? Then she isn't going to want to miss this!
Registration is $150.00 for three full days of fun and learning. Scholarships are also available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend. Apply for a full or partial scholarship here.
When: January 2nd - 4th 2013
Where: Girls/Ladies Learning Code Workshop Space @ 720 Bathurst Street
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology.
We want to help girls:
1. Discover a passion for learning about technology
2. Experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder – not just consumer – of the web and technology
3. Become more confident and self-assured
4. Develop a willingness to try new things
5. Increase their knowledge of technology-related careers
…all while having fun!
What Makes Girls Learning Code Different?
Girls Learning Code has been designed specifically with girls in mind, by the team who founded Ladies Learning Code. When developing plans and curriculum for the camp, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, the theme of each week will be “Changing the World” and technology will be used as the means, not the end.
Check out this video of our last Girls Learning Code camp. Or this one.
What parents say about Girls Learning Code:
“My daughter went to the camp without a clear understanding of what a tech camp for girls was but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. She enjoyed every single day at the camp and showed great enthusiasm about the topic she and her group chose to present. I would not hesitate to send her to another tech camp with LLC whenever the opportunity arises.”
“My daughter wasn’t sold on the idea of attending a “technology camp” for March Break. By the second day she was raving about how much fun she was having AND how much she was learning. What a great combination!”
“I learned about Girls Learning Code from the Toronto Star. I looked into it and I thought it was such a great opportunity for my daughter to be exposed in the field of technology. I was really happy that she went to Girls Learning Code because she was introduced to different programming languages, exposed to companies like Google and Mozilla and had to work with different girls she’s never met before. I wish my older daughter who is now in first year university had the same opportunity as her sister.”
“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”
“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”