Free Introductory Coding workshop for high school girls

Free Introductory Coding workshop for high school girls

American cornerin Cape Town. (image: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa)

The American Corner- which was officially opened to the public in 2015 is bringing introductory coding workshops to high school girls in Cape Town, South Africa.

Located inside the Central Library in the Central Business District, the space offers a coffee bar, free Wifi, iPad bar, laptop bank with Chromebooks and Macbooks and video production equipment there’s also editing suite, broadcast quality cameras, and green screen technology available to the public at no cost.

In partnership with the US Consulate, Code for Cape Town is offering a two day Power of Coding workshop.

Power of Coding is a 3-hour workshop aimed at introducing learners to what coding is, how it applies to learners’ interests and giving them an idea of whether they have the aptitude for a career in web development. Learners will code their first project and, at the end of the session, take a test to determine whether they qualify to apply for Code for Cape Town’s full learning programme, which includes code classes, visits to tech companies and the chance to meet inspiring women in tech. As a project which empowers young women to leverage technology for social innovation, Code for Cape Town is looking for high potential, committed learners who will thrive in the opportunities provided by the organisation and partner initiatives.

Saturday workshops will be held at the American Corner in Cape Town Central Library from 09:00-12:00 on 4 February and 4 March 2017. There are 20 free tickets per workshop. The coding workshop is valued at R300 but learners are invited to attend for free. To book a spot, interested pupils can sign up on Quicket.

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