NELSONVILLE — Hocking College’s Girls Who Code chapter will host weekly computer science workshops beginning today, June 6 and running through Aug. 1.

These free workshops will teach female students computing skills like programming, robotics and web design. Students in grades 3-5 will meet Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in room 345 in John Light Hall located on Hocking College’s main campus. Students in grades 6-12 will meet Thursdays from 12– 1 p.m. in suite C at the Ohio Means Jobs Office located in The Plains.

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that was created in 2012 by Reshma Saujani during her run for United States Congress. During her campaign run, she noticed that the majority of schools she visited had computer science classes that were primarily filled with boys. Saujani created the organization to encourage girls in grades 3-12 to get into the computer science field and to upset the gender gap in computer technology.

For more information about Girls Who Code or to sign up for an upcoming session, contact Tasha Penwell at penwellt31810@hocking.edu or call 740-753-7181.

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