Girls who will be starting grades 6-12 this fall learned computer coding skills at a free Girls Who Code camp at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College from June.
“This is our second year for the Northern Minnesota Girls Who Code Club, and interest from young ladies in the region is through the roof,” said club organizer Jennifer Theisen, a developer and analyst with Information Technology Services at BSU and NTC.
Girls Who Code supports coders of all skill levels in a go-at-your-own-pace setting with support from the instructor and from campmates. In addition to coding skills, girls also learn about women in the technology field, practice leadership skills and how to present in front of groups.
Bemidji’s Girls Who Code camp is hosted by Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College with support from a GirlsBEST Grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.