Girls Who Code PDX!

The Portland chapter of the national Girls Who Code organization

Register for Fall term

*Application Deadline: September 6, 2019

Who You Are

Calling all girls in grades 7-12 with an interest in learning the fundamentals of computer science and programming.

More Information

We meet Wednesdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM. September 11th – December 11th, 2019.

No experience is required – We will teach you!

Our club is FREE of cost

What You'll Learn

Fall Term: Backend

In this term you'll learn:

  • Find out what’s driving your computer (or website) to process information!
  • Learn how to code in Python, starting off with the Core 4 fundamentals
  • Logical approach to problem-solving
  • Weekly activities with a dynamic group of volunteers
  • Build simple games like tic-tac-toe and hangman from scratch

Spring Term: Frontend

In this term you'll learn:

  • HTML - learning to build the blueprint of an app or site
  • CSS - bringing your HTML to life through styling
  • Component-driven development
  • A mobile-first approach to styling
  • Flexbox - putting all your components into place


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

Register for Fall Term

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

Register here

*Application Deadline: September 6, 2019