Girls Who Code Club Opens to New Members in Shreveport


Shreveport’s Girls Who Code Club, an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code, is launching a new semester of the program at the Shreve Memorial Library. The club is one of 150 across the country.

Girls Who Code seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Girls Who Code ShreveportNo prior programming experience is required for the program will meet on Thursday afternoons beginning with a parent meeting on August 6.

The Girls Who Code Clubs program offers project-based curriculum covering topics like artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, and mobile development.

Developers from Moonbot Studios, Kathryn Scelina and Heather Shrewsbury, will teach 20 girls grades 6-12 the basics of programming, including tools such as Scratch and Codesters.

“I’m so proud of the work our girls completed in our last Girls Who Code Club sessions. They created creative games, choose-your-own-adventure stories and interactive art. I can’t wait to see what they do next and what kinds of computer science careers they pursue,” said Scelina.