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Girl Code Thursdays – Level 1 Lysaght Building
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 4, 2019
At Girl Code, beginners work together to build a web application. We meet one night a week for eight weeks.
Our classes are open to any women aged 15 or over.
We teach the same tools used by top employers like TradeMe, Spark and Air New Zealand. You’ll discover what coders really do all day and what it’s like to work in tech.
You don’t need any previous experience – we start with the basics and our mentors help every step of the way.
The Girl Code course runs four times each year. Each class has up to ten students, and two mentors. The small class size makes it easy to get help when you need it!
Create a simple webpage using HTML and CSS, the basic building blocks of all websites.
Create a web server using node.js and learn about server-side code. Practice using GitHub, a tool that helps teams work together and keep track of everyone’s changes on a project.
Week Four to Week Eight
Start the project! From now on, everyone will make changes to the same application.
We will use project management tools to keep track of who is working on what. You will use all of the skills you developed in the first half of the course, and learn new tools and techniques depending on where the project leads us.
This part of the course is designed to be as close as possible to working on a real software project, while still being beginner-friendly.
Note: Girl Code is a short course and not a full software education. If you want to become a work-ready developer, you will need to enrol in a longer course like Enspiral Dev Academy or the University of Auckland’s Computer Science degree.