2017 GU Women Coders Week Recap

5 Days

4 Events

10 Coding Challenge Winners

Over 130 participants through the week!

On November 13 – 19, GU Women Coders sponsored GU Women’s Coding Week.  This is an annual event held to get students, faculty and staff excited about coding.  There are activities for all levels of coders.

Our week started off by announcing our online coding challenges for beginner, intermediate and expert coders.  Participants could choose their coding level and became eligible to win a prize by submitting their completed coding challenge.

On Monday morning, we set up a Women Love Coding outreach table in Red Square.  Passersby were invited to try a coding activity on an iPad, have a donut and have their picture taken for our photo montage supporting women coders.  We had great participation (and a depleted donut supply)!

Women Love Coding Photo Montage

Tuesday was Programming, Pizza and Board Games night.  Some coders stopped by to work on their coding challenges while others took a study break and played board games.  It was a fun hour topped off with pizza and cookies – what could be better?  Thanks also to DCodes for helping out.

Coding, games and pizza, oh my!

On Wednesday, the Maker Hub with GUCEC held “The World of Raspberry Pis” workshop.  The Raspberry Pi is a small (i.e., you can hold it in your hand), affordable (i.e., $35) computer that can be used for programming.  Participants got hands-on experience working with the Pi and learned about its wide range of uses.

The World of Raspberry Pi at the Maker Hub

On Friday, we capped off our fun week of activities with a Happy Hour at the Bulldog Tavern.  Ten Coding Challenge winners were awarded prizes in different categories.  Congratulations to our winners!

No worries if you missed Coding Week…we have more planned events for 2018, including our new Coding Studio sessions and our annual Coding Party.  Please join us — all coding levels welcome!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support GU Women Coders Week!