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
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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.
Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
Three clubs were held in Spring 2020 - a beginner club, a web development club, and a hardware club! Unfortunately clubs were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and clubs did not resume until Fall 2021.
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.