TECH for GIRLS
Basics in App Inventor, Python and Beyond
Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2019
This was the third school year of our Tech for Girls program as we offered free computer programming classes to middle school girls. In a series of ten-weekend classes, we introduced computer programming and app creation; these concepts were introduced using platforms such as the MIT App Inventor. The curriculum included the use of hands-on labs and online tutorials from MIT as learning materials. We then covered the basics of Python Programming and exposed students to Virtual Reality development with CoSpaces. In addition, we invited a female senior engineer from Oski Technology as our guest speaker to encourage more girls to pursue careers in STEM fields in the future. By the end of the program, students gained the basic skills necessary to make useful apps and grow their interests in app development.