Western to be host to free coding day for girls

Western University is host on Saturday to Go CODE Girl, a free event that encourages girls in Grades 7–11  to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development, and to discover opportunities in the computing and engineering fields.

Go CODE Girl will educate, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue education in technology, computing and engineering. More than 50 girls have registered for the event so far.

Full program details are available at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/just_for_girls/go_code_girl/index.html

Media are welcome to attend all sessions.

WHAT: Go CODE Girl

WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Registration at Spencer Engineering Building Lobby (outside of Room 2084),  Western University

MEDIA CONTACT: Joanne Moniz, Western Engineering, 519-661-2111 x86988, joanne.moniz@uwo.ca

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