Girls Who Code PDX!

The Portland chapter of the national Girls Who Code organization

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Fall registration opens soon!

Who You Are

Calling all girls in grades 8-12 with an interest in learning the fundamentals of computer science and programming.

More Information

We meet Wednesdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM at OHSU. February 6th – May 15th, 2019.

No experience is required – We will teach you!

Our club is FREE of cost

What You'll Learn

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of how to build a modern website and think like real front-end developers. We will dive deep into HTML and CSS and introduce how Javascript is used on a website. By the end of the class, students will have completed a website that renders on both the web and on a mobile device.

Spring Term: Frontend

Front-end concepts

  • HTML / CSS / Javascript - How do they work together?
  • HTML - learning to build the blueprint of an app or site
  • CSS - bringing your HTML to life through styling
  • Pre-processors - understanding how they work and why people use them
  • Component-driven development
  • A mobile-first approach to styling
  • Flexbox - putting all your components into place
  • UX and accessibility principles
  • An introduction to Javascript


My daughter is really, really loving this opportunity. She said the most amazing thing as I was driving her to GWC the second week. She said, “I’d never really thought of a career in science or computers. But then they were talking about what they do, and it was so cool, and it was like a space in my brain opened up and I thought,‘I could do that!’” I wish that every girl could have a moment like that.

— Parent of GWC PDX student

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Are you interested in enrolling a student in a Girls Who Code PDX term?

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Fall registration opens soon!