About Omaha Girls Who Code

Omaha Girls Who Code

Omaha Girls Who Code includes local clubs which are a part of the national organization, Girls Who Code. Our goal is help young women realize and achieve their goals and dreams through developing strong computing skills and team building.

GWC Nationally

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities by sponsoring 500 after-school clubs for teenage girls all over the country. By the end of 2016, Girls Who Code will have reached 40,000 girls in every US state.

Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs. This includes students who were not assigned female at birth and those who identify as femme, gender fluid, or gender non-conforming.

What GWC teaches

Girls Who Code centers around a fun, collaborative, curriculum designed to teach a wide range of skill sets including graphic art, video game design, artificial intelligence, mobile development, and cryptography.

Participants learn how to use variables, loops, conditionals, and functions while building teamwork and leadership skills that are essential for success. Through the 40 hour (3 level) program, participants are meeting with technology and community building professionals. Each level completes intensive and creative coding projects as a team about topics they chose themselves. Once participants complete level 3, they are encouraged to remain engaged as student embassodors. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ page.