If you’re a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games and websites, join Girls Who Code, a new club that the Wilton Library is starting. The club will meet for 13 Sundays, beginning Feb. 21 through June 5.
Girls Who Code (girlswhocode.com) is a nonprofit organization with a mission “to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.” Susan Lauricella, Wilton Library’s teen services and makerspace manager, is bringing the program to the library based on a suggestion from a student, Ashley Li, (pictured above) who attended a summer workshop in NYC. Ashley will be part of the club and assisting the instructor.
This is an ongoing program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things. The club offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment.
The instructor for the 13-week program is Sapna Dasarath, a software engineer with FactSet, a global research firm headquartered in Norwalk. Dasarath has her MS in Computer Science, and she will be donating her time to this program.
The Girls Who Code Club will meet on the following dates and times:
February 21, 1-5 p.m.
February 28, 1-3 p.m.
March 6, 13 & 20, 1-3 p.m.
April 3 & 17, 1-5 p.m.
April 24, 1-3 p.m.
May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 1-3 p.m.
June 5, 1-5 p.m.
Registration is required. Call (203) 762-3950 or visit the Wilton Library website.