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Girls Code Club 2023
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Ever wondered why an ad for running shoes shows up in your Instagram feed right after you got a gym membership? Or how Spotify composes playlists with music you love but never knew existed before the app suggested it to you? Almost like your phone is your friend and knows what you like! But how? The answer is data analysis. 

What is Girls Code Club?

Girls Code Club (GCC) welcomes girls who study at gymnasium to participate in a coding bootcamp during three summer weeks. This is a fantastic opportunity to take your first step into the world of data analysis and meet other emerging enthusiasts!

Do I need to know anything about coding?

A big part of coding actually consists in figuring out how to solve the problem at hand, sometimes with a pinch of math. You will then get the most out of GCC if you like to solve riddles but other than that, the event is for complete beginners and there is no need for any previous programming experience. All you need is a computer and a bunch of curiosity!

What will I get out of the BootCamp?

As a participant of GCC, you will work with experienced professionals, explore programming and analyze data. This is an excellent opportunity to try out coding in a relaxed and fun environment! You will also receive a small stipend of 2500 SEK at the end of July, given that you have attended and committed to the training.

What does a day at GCC’s boot camp look like?

Every day will start with the whole group together. Here, teachers and professionals will give presentations on various fields and applications in computing science. After a lunch break, the group will split into smaller teams where you will work on the assigned daily tasks together with those in your team and under the supervision of assistants. As homework, you will have a chapter or two in an online and easy book to read. Most of the instruction, as well as the book, will be in English.

Who can apply?

The event is aimed at girls studying at the gymnasium or who have just graduated. The event will largely held in English.

General info about GCC 2024

Period: Monday till Friday from June 13 to July 5, except for Midsummer eve.
Location: GCC will take place both at Chalmers Campus Johanneberg and Campus Lindholmen.
Schedule: from 10:00 to 15:00 every weekday, including a 45 min lunch break.

Observe that lunch is not included, but you will have access to microwaves and sitting areas. There are also multiple lunch restaurants nearby.

English will be the most used language during the camp. For inquiries please contact: gcc.cse@chalmers.se​ ​​


Apply for GCC here. The application closes May 15. 

Ana, Francisco and Ahmed

We behind GCC are

Ana Bove: I am originally from Uruguay, a small country in South America known for its football and for having three times as many cows than people! I did my bachelor in Argentina and my master in Uruguay. I moved to Sweden over 25 years ago to do my PhD and since then I have worked at Chalmers. I have a daughter starting her adult life and a lazy fat cozy cat! My big passion nowadays are horses. Otherwise, I enjoy reading a good book on a sunny and warm day or playing board games with friends.

Francisco Gomes: I am originally from the northeastern region of Brazil which is, of course, the best region in Brazil - no bias! ;). I visited Chalmers during my PhD and enjoyed my time here. Therefore, I decided to move to Sweden aiming to live in a society more inclusive of LGBTQIA+ individuals like myself. I love to play video games, board games (or any type of games really), and, to me, the only thing better than a fun competitive game is a challenging cooperative game. I’m passionate about teaching, particularly, getting people curious and excited about programming

Chalmers Equality Award to GCC

The Chalmers Equality Award is an annual prize that is awarded at Chalmers for efforts that promote equality and diversity. One of the prize winners in 2022 were the team behind Girls Code Club, see the article about the equality prize here.

Support and Sponsors

GCC is run by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. We thank Chalmers' Information and communication technology Area of Advance, the undergraduate area of Electrical engineering, computer technology, IT and industrial economics (EDITI) and all corporate sponsors that make GCC possible.

Previous GCC

GCC ran for the first time in the summer of 2021, read some of the feedback from our first year:

"We want to thank you for this club, and everything you taught us. It has been hard to wake up this early during the summer break but we as a group have had a lot of fun together and we've gotten new friends from this program "

"I want to thank you for being great teachers and teaching us some programming in only three weeks"

Article 2023: Girls Code Club opens up technology to girls and builds confidence

For the third year in a row, Girls Code Club welcomed girls from gymnasiet to participate in a three-week summer coding bootcamp.

Article 2022: Successful boot camp

Daniella, Catherine, and Chloe from Girls Code Club 2022 talk about how the course sparked their interest in coding.

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