News & Updates
Welcome to Girls Who Code!
Registration is now open for our Spring 2019 club. Registration is required.
A couple years ago I was fortunate to attend an American Library Association conference session with Reshma Saujani, the founder/creator of Girls Who Code. Her talk (much longer than this Ted Talk) was very inspiring and I couldn’t help but get excited to start a club in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Three clubs later, we’re going strong helping to reduce the gender gap in technology. To learn more about the movement please click on the Girls Who Code link and/or attend our next Open House, Jan 23. We encourage general public, parents/guardians and interested girls to attend, unless you already know you want to join, which is great!
Who: 6th – 12th grade girls, registration is limited to 18*
What: 15 meetings (potentially a few more)
When: Every Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 PM (no meeting, March 13, over Spring Break)
February 6 – May/June (final date will be determined by members)
Where: Auditorium, Noel Wien Library
Facilitators are Christine Osciak, Digital Literacy Librarian; Laura Lundell, teacher and UAF Computer Technology student; and Juliet Shepherd, Project Manager.
*We have 12 Dell laptops and 6 Macbooks, but those who have their own laptops (sorry no mobile devices) are welcome to bring them, which means the club could have more than 18 members.
Please contact Christine Osciak, 459-1107, if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to volunteer.
North Pole Branch GWC
Spring 2019 Registration
Please note, a minimum of 8 participants is necessary to start a club for this cycle. If the minimum is not met, we will unfortunately be unable to start a new club cycle. Please help spread the word! Thank you.