What is ITgirl?
ITgirl is a program designed to teach underrepresented girls programming and equip them with the skills and confidence to persist in tech.The curriculum is derived from Mobile CSP and sessions will take place on Saturdays, culminating in a hackathon and ultimately funneling into its sister high school initiative.
About The Program Leader:
Lola Kovalski, a student at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, has won the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for three consecutive years. In terms of computer related programs, she has planned and taught Hour of Code lessons to students from Breakthrough Academy and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and run two successful AspireIT programs (and she hopes to run a third). Currently, she is also working alongside James Veseskis (her teacher and a Mobile CSP Master Teacher) to bring code to every Hartford school. As of now, she is helping to start a Girls Who Code club at seven schools and plans on expanding through 2020. Besides this, she has also had three technology-based internships, sat on numerous women in STEM panels, and has just recently testified on behalf of a CS Education bill that has just been passed (as of June 6).
When does this take place?
First Saturday of every month, January through March
January 4th, 2020: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
February 1st, 2020: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
March 7th, 2020: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
HACKATHON - March 21st, 2020: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Who is eligible?
6th, 7th, & 8th grade girls from Hartford Public Schools