SheCode

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

What is SheCode?

The field of Computer Science is an ever-growing field with growing numbers and variety of career opportunities. Even careers not normally associated with computing are increasingly making use of computing and technology. For a variety of reasons, women tend to participate in the study of computing and computing careers less than men. At SheCode we aim to provide a way to get young women interested in the field before they pick a college major. The SheCode event invites female high school students to SIUE to participate in a programming project and learn more about computing. We will bring professional women in computing careers to SIUE to mentor the participants. By providing the mentorship and experience to get started in computing we hope SheCode will give young women and chance to experience Computer Science.

Why should I go?

Whether you're a beginning programmer or have never touched a computer you'll come away from SheCode with a new appreciation for the field of Computer Science. At SheCode you'll be working closely with a team of your peers and a mentor to create an app. Most mentors are SIUE Computer Science alumnae and professional in the technology field, others are current students, or computing professionals. At the end of the day you will likely walk away with an app on your phone that you designed and coded yourself. Show your friends and family what you have learned and continue to do it.

Why should my daughter go?

The field of Computer Science is an ever-growing field with limitless opportunities. However, there is great lack of women. This creates the perfect opportunity for women seeking to enter Computer Science but they still need the skills. By providing the mentorship and experience to get started we hope SheCode will give your daughter a chance to consider Computer Science in the future.

Agenda

Start Time Description
10:30 am Check in begins
10:45 am Form teams
11:00 am Welcome/Introduction
11:15 am Begin working on project
12:15 pm Lunch on us
12:45 pm Resume working on projects
2:15 pm Closing ceremony begins
2:30 pm Event ends