Girls computer coding class proving popular
An Auckland coding class strictly for girls is setting out to address a shortage of women in the technology sector.
Girl Code, which runs out of GRIDAKL, is an eight week introductory crash course in web development and programming, aimed at women between the ages of 15 and 25.
The program was founded by siblings Alice and Matthew Gatland who said they started the course due to a lack female participation in coding.
‘‘We’d have these events and you wouldn’t get any girls,’’ Alice Gatland said.
The duo said they wanted to do something different from other beginner courses, which generally offered only single day tasters in tech.
‘‘We wanted to do something which was a little bit more indepth and a little bit longer than most of the courses out there.
‘‘We really try to push that it is collaborative, you’re not just working on it alone in a basement,’’ she said.
The next intake runs from August 3 until September 21 and costs $400.