Girls Who Code Kick Off in Utah

Attributions: 
Story and Photo: Mrs. Heather Mendonsa
Students Ashlyn Helquist, Christy Covington, Kira Fisher, and Sarah Hardman attend the GWC Kick Off in Draper.

On Thursday, February 22nd, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High travelled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kick off event for a club called, "Girls Who Code."  This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives.  She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area. 

The club will focus on finding solutions to real-life problems through technology.  Background in the basics of all programming languages will be taught.  The girls will learn how to build websites, apps, games and much more as they use their imagination and creativity in coding.  We all hear the phrase "there's an app for that!".  If there isn't, these girls will learn how to create one.  

Mrs. Mendonsa will run the club on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Pack Time beginning in March. If you have an interest in participating, see her in Room 43.