Go CODE Girl at Western University

What is Go CODE Girl?

Go CODE Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls, including all who identify as female, in grades 7-11 across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development and discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields.

Why is this necessary?

Today, software forms the backbone of our interconnected and digital world. This includes everything from smart machines, to our communication systems to the cars we drive. Coding is the ability to read and write in a language that a computer can understand so that you can instruct a computer how to perform complex tasks. Learning to code can lead to increased digital confidence, a different way of thinking about problems and the ability to understand and use technology to help develop creative solutions in almost any discipline.

Go CODE Girl will educate, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence, and resources needed to pursue an education in technology, computing, and engineering. Careers in technology, computing, and engineering are the fastest growing industry.

2021 Go CODE Girl at Western Engineering

Western Engineering Outreach is looking forward to welcoming young women in Grades 7-11 to our seventh Go CODE Girl event. This year's event will be virtual given the current health restrictions.

2021 Event date: March 6, 2021.  

Registration is Now OPEN!

Note: The event is currently full, but we do have a waitlist for those who are interested. You can sign-up for the waitlist through the same link above.

2021 Event Agenda

2021 Go CODE Girl Agenda

2021 Parental Consent Form

2021 Go CODE Girl Consent Form


Keynote Speaker 

Dana Zagar - Software Engineer at Apple, BESc 2019

Hi! I’m Dana. I was born and raised in London, ON and currently reside in San Francisco, California. I studied software engineering at Western University from 2014-2019, and I now work at Apple building software tools & automation for health feature development. I love hiking, photography, playing piano, and spending time with friends & family. I can’t wait to meet you all virtually!

Photos from 2020 Go CODE Girl 

2018 Go CODE Girl

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