FIU Girls Who Code Club Parents and Community Night

At the event, the FIU Girls Who Code (GWC) Club members presented on the lives of pioneering women in computer science, explained coding concepts to the audience and played their own game creations in Scratch. The Club is made up of middle school girls who meet once a week for two hours in Tech Station. Kierstin Matsuda, Club facilitator and SCIS student, is certified by the national Girls Who Code Club. GWC is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, and has announced that it is expanding its free after school Clubs program to all 50 states this year, making it the largest computer science program for girls in the United States! GWC announced this milestone as part of the 2016 White House Summit on Computer Science for All. The organization will have reached a total of 40,000 girls across the country by the end of this academic year, more than tripling the size of their current footprint. The FIU GWC Club is sponsored by The Ultimate Software Academy for CS Education. Read more about GWC here: https://girlswhocode.com/girls-code-expands-50-u-s-states-free-clubs-program/