27 September, 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 1, 8, 15 November / 6.30pm - 8.30pm / FACTLab / FREE (application applies)
Liverpool Girl Geeks are pleased to announce Girl Geek Academy at FACT sponsored by Co-Op.
Led by Lauren Williams of Jayne Moore Media the techy teens engaging in the sessions will get to grips with code in the most practical sense.
Girls aged 11-16 will take part in 8 weeks of sessions with a project based coding focus, developing their very own websites. By week 7 the girls that engage with the programme will have a functioning site, which will be launched to the public for them to vote on their favourite with an amazing prize for the winner.
The Academy, housed at FACT on Wood Street and making the most of their unrivalled facilities, will address hot topics such as robotics and physical coding as well as taking on confidence building that will help the girls to build their own peer networks of support. Rebecca Jones, co-founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks said “from our work with girls and women of all ages over the last 3 years we have come to see a pattern. Women are constantly saying “gosh, if you were around when I was younger!” and so we want to bring every opportunity we can to as many young woman as possible. We are relentless in our mission and can’t wait to meet the next wave of tech inspired girls from the Academy.”
Liverpool Girl Geeks are particularly proud to announce the partnership with Co-Op, who are making a return to their roots in championing a better way of doing business for individuals and their communities. Chelsea Slater, co-founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks and Managing Director said “for Liverpool Girl Geeks we are all about collaboration and partnerships and have been extremely fortunate already that so many people in big business see the value of what we’re trying to achieve.
We are extremely proud to have made this national connection to effect regional change in Liverpool. In collaboration with Co-Op Liverpool Girl Geeks are making tangible progress in the community by inspiring our young girls and we couldn’t be prouder of Girl Geek Academy.”
Sessions will run every Tursday for eight weeks this autumn, and you must apply to join the course. Click here to apply now