Teaching girls about technology through creativity, community, collaboration, and confidence.
Girls Code Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We strive to ignite passion for technology and leadership in young girls with the long-term goal of closing the gender gap in S.T.E.M.We host multiweek technology clubs for 4th-9th grade girls. All clubs are completely free and 100% volunteer-run.
We partner with Nebraska organizations and build in-house curriculum to teach technology, leadership, and life skills.
Multiweek Tech & Leadership Clubs Completed
Girls Impacted Through Clubs and Workshops
of Girls Return for Two or More Semesters
Volunteers Support Our Work
Check out our Podcast!Hosts Elsbeth Magilton and Aakriti Agrawal profile a historical woman in coding each month and introduce listeners to a coder in or from Nebraska.
Our ClubsOur clubs give girls interested in coding a gentle introduction to software, hardware, computer science fundamentals, and leadership through projects, activities, and community speakers.
Three clubs were held in Spring 2020 - a beginner club, a web development club, and a hardware club!
Three clubs were held at FUSE Coworking - a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced! The beginner club learned web development for the first time. The intermediate club expanded their knowledge base on web development and programmed Micro:Bits microcontrollers. The advanced club learned special topics and helped teach workshops.
Girls at the FUSE Coworking weekend club learned to code drawings and animations using Dr. Racket, a LISP-style programming language. For a final project, the girls created light-up clothing using an Arduino microcontroller, programmable LEDs, and the C++ programming language.
The Goodrich Middle School club programmed Arduino robots with the C++ programming language. A weekend club at Turbine Flats taught game development using the Python programming language and Codesters. The girls completed a community impact project by building a women empowerment website featuring inspiring quotes, stories, and the games they developed.
Girls Code Lincoln started as a branch of Girls Who Code. Clubs were held after-school at six Lincoln middle schools: Dawes, Park, Culler, Goodrich, Mickle, and Lefler. The girls learned basic programming and game development using the Python programming language on the Codesters platform.