Girls Who Code builds interest in computer science

Ellie Farner

Girls Who Code is a national organization whose goal is to get more girls interested in coding and just so happens to be Marian’s newest club. Mrs. Sharon Genoways, Marian science teacher and Girls Who Code facilitator, says, “Girls Who Code is trying to get girls interested in computer science and then form a bond with women who have similar interests because the population of women in coding is so low.”

girlswhocodegwc-logoMarian’s club is now one of three Girls Who Code clubs in Omaha, the other two being at Abrahams Branch of the Omaha Public Library and at Do Space. Genoways says that Nebraska is far behind most states when it comes to coding programs, she learned this when she took some of her coding girls to a local Girls Who Code event last year.

She decided that she could contribute to changing that by starting a club at Marian. “I kind of just went ‘Well, what can I do to help it?’ We’ll see how it goes, but I think it just needs somebody to say yes.”

Girls Who Code meets every other Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Marian and is geared towards any skill level, even beginners.

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