2015-2016 Girls Who Code Club @ WECF


Girls Who Code Club @ West End Community Foundation (WECF) was established in 2015.  It is currently the only public Girls Who Code Club in the Triangle area. The Girls Who Code Club @ WECF graduated nine (9) girls from their 2015-2016 class. Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, students from the 7th to 11th grade from five (5) different Durham public and private schools were introduced to computer science on Saturdays in order to break the gender gap in technology and realize the true meaning of #CSforAll. The girls in the Girls Who Code Club @ WECF – most of whom had no coding experience before joining – not only learned coding, but problem solving, team building, and leadership skills. The girls received presentations and mentoring from three industry speakers (Amber Lashley - Cisco Systems, Rene Daughtry - Cisco Systems and Zackarie “Zack” Lemelle, New Hope Coaching & Consulting). They’re putting Girls Who Code on their resumes, and plan to use the experience to pursue opportunities in the 21st-century tech economy.

Dr. Alisha D. Malloy, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems in the School of Business at North Carolina Central University, served as the Girls Who Code Club @ WECF Advisor and Instructor. Angela Sanders, IT Production Management Senior Analyst for MetLife, also served as an instructor.

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