The Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) is a program developed and run by girls and for girls. Started by a group of female IT students in Sydney, it’s targeted at high school girls interested in IT, particularly those interested in learning to program or improving their software development skills. We hold a workshop in Cairns every term.
We’re going to be creating a two-player text-based Tic Tac Toe game. We’ll be learning the Python programming language. If you already know some python you’ll take your skills to the next level by adding extensions, maybe even adding some artificial intelligence.
GPN projects are designed for high school girls. But interested upper primary school girls are also welcome to attend. If you are a girl who is interested in IT, maths or science you should give GPN a try!
You don’t need to know anything to come to GPN!
Whether you are a beginner or a programming pro we’ve got a class for you to join at GPN.
You don’t need to bring anything! We provide the computers, lunch and anything else we need to do the workshop. You might want to bring a water bottle, if you like to take notes you can bring a pen and paper.
Before 10 am: If you arrive early, we’ll have some awesome games going on!
10.00 am: Sign in, meet the tutors, start your projects!
12.30 pm: Healthy lunch.
Computerless Computing Activity (Puzzles based on computer science)
1.30 pm: Back to working on your projects.
3.45 pm: Demo time, show off the projects to you family and friends!
4.00 pm: Home time!