Girls Only CoderDojo @ThomsonReuters – a Social Story
On Saturday 20th June 2015, CoderDojoLondon and Thomson Reuters embarked on a new and ground breaking initiative in the world of technology – a Girls Only CoderDojo. This is our Social Story!
So, what exactly is CoderDojo?
CoderDojo is a global community of free programming clubs for young people. They’re run all over the world on a weekly basis to give young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to develop computer code, websites, apps,programs, games, digital media and explore technology. In addition to technology skills, the attendees also build complimentary skills of creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, teamwork and leadership. For more info visit – coderdojo.com
Why did we decide on a Girls Only event?
The team at CoderDojoLondon made a commitment at Mozfest last year to run a Girls Only event as part of their teach the web campaign. Thomson Reuters were extremely keen to support this initiative as it echoes the work they do to encourage girls into STEM careers (Science, Technology,Engineering and Maths). As far as we’re aware, it was the first event of its kind and the fact that it coincided with London Technology Week made it all the more appropriate!
There was a huge sense of anticipation leading up to the event