The Code Ninjas Workshop for middle school girls is June 18 – 23. Code Ninjas is for girls interested in programming computers, making websites and helping everyone use technology.
Presenting the workshop are Sarah Larkin-Driscoll, a second-year student and Miriam Eikenberry-Ureel, an incoming freshman. Both are from the Computer Science Department.
Are you interested in web design? Building smartphone apps? Programming a video game? Do you wonder what it might be like to be color-blind? What about someone who can’t comfortably tap on an iPhone? How can computers help a speech-impaired person talk?
Join us for a week-long workshop where girls grades 6 – 9 explore, design and program web pages and apps for special needs groups.
Make a web page with special settings for color-blind users. Explore using a mobile device from an elderly person’s point of view. Program a video game and then make your own custom controls. Make a web-based game with custom links and resizable text. Learn about careers in game development, web design and usability testing. Meet other girls interested in computing. Tour a research lab where people use computers to create better lives.
- June 18: noon – 3:30 p.m. Web Design Basics
- June 19: noon – 3:30 p.m. Web Design for the Visually Impaired
- June 20: noon – 3:30 p.m. Web Design for Mobile Devices
- June 21: noon – 3:30 p.m. Game design for special needs
- June 22: noon – 3:30 p.m. Make a game controller
- June 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Design a program of your choice
These workshops are located in Rekhi Hall, room 112. Space is limited, so register for this free workshop by Sunday ( June 10). No prior programming experience is necessary. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is sponsored by an AspireIT grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology and facilitated by the Michigan Technological University Computer Science Department.