The Omaha Public Library will launch a new Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national nonprofit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Girls Who Code Club programs have already reached almost 10,000 girls, bringing high-quality computer science education to girls in grades six through 12 nationwide. Those interested in learning more about the library's Girls Who Code Club are invited to one of two information sessions being held at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284, at 10 a.m. today and at 10 a.m. Feb. 20.
The first club session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon March 5 at the Abrahams Library and will continue each Saturday for 20 weeks (excluding Easter and Memorial Day weekends). To participate, girls must complete an online application and undergo an interview with club mentors. The program is limited to 24. Find the application at omahalibrary.org/ girls-who-code.
Club partners include Interface Web School, Omaha Coding Women and Omaha Public Schools. Club mentors include Sandi Barr, software engineer and founder of Omaha Coding Women; Shonna Dorsey, co-founder and managing director of Interface Web School; Eris Koleszar, senior developer at SkyVu Entertainment; Naomi See, programmer analyst at West Interactive & Java CEM at Interface Web School; and Lana Yager, OPS computer science instructor.