Go CODE Girl at Western University

What is Go CODE Girl?

Go CODE Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls 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.

2019 Go CODE Girl at Western Engineering

Western Engineering Outreach is looking forward to welcoming young women in Grades 7-11 to our fourth Go CODE Girl event. 

2019 Event date: March 2, 2019

Registration is Now Closed

Mark your calendar for next year's event occurring on March 7, 2020. Registration to open early 2020. 

Event Agenda

2019 Go CODE Girl Day Agenda

Keynote Speaker

Dana Zagar, Fourth Year Software Engineering Student

A picture of Keynote Speaker Dana Zagar

Meet Dana: I was born and raised in London, Ontario! I am in my fourth year of the software engineering program at Western University after completing a twelve-month internship at Magnet Forensics in Waterloo last year. During my time at Western, I have been involved in clubs including Hack Western, Western Women in Technology Society, Western Outdoors Club and the Western Undergraduate Engineering Society (UES). Outside of school, I enjoy playing piano, swing dancing, rock climbing, and spending time with friends.

Photos from 2018 Go CODE Girl 

2018 Go CODE Girl

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