MAKE NEW FRIENDS & LEARN TO BUILD THE INTERNET
For girls ages 5-8
A fabulous experience full of fun, developing friendships and learning to code! Our full day program is available these school holidays. #MissMakesCode is the first initiative in the world created to build confidence and self efficacy in the areas of algorithmic thinking, programming and coding for young girls aged 5-8 years. Your child will learn key coding concepts through online and offline activities and build upon any existing skills they may have learned in school. Taught by professional teachers, this unique all-girls workshop is a terrific way to introduce your child to coding and game making and build their technology confidence.
For girls ages 9-13
This workshop brings together various STEM activities including coding, robotics, programming and code breaking for a fun & exciting day that opens their eyes to their role in online safety as well as the potential career of cybersecurity – one of the most in-demand professions in Australia.
Tracey Edwards, Head of Technology, Security Engagement at NAB said: “It’s so important to make young people aware of the fun of technology at an early age. We are facing a talent shortage in this high-growth area that sees no sign of stopping any time soon. We aim to increase the number of people aware of cybersecurity as a profession, to increase the number of STEM and cybersecurity grads, and ultimately increase the numbers in the workforce.”
For high school girls ages 13-17
The #GirlGeekGames Workshops are for secondary school girls who want to learn more about making games or learning to play them.
The game-making version of this workshop provides a ’bootcamp’ to learn how different games work, giving an overview of steps and things to think about when you want to start playing.Girls will learn about the game making process and the wide range of career options directly from amazing women who are working in the gaming industry right now. There are lots of hands-on mini workshops, some game making skills involved as well as some amazing mentors popping in to meet the girls and chat about their career path, what it’s like to work in the industry, and give their tips for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps.
In the game-playing version of this workshop, girls learn how to play some of the leading titles in a fun, supportive and no-pressure environment. These are the games featured in competitive tournaments around the world such as Overwatch, League of Legends and Fortnite.
PROGRAMS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Can’t make our workshops? No worries! We can come to you and offer a program in your community. It’s a fabulous opportunity for parents and guardians to experience coding alongside their girls.