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​Experience the world of data with Girls Code Club!

This summer, Girls Code Club welcomes girls who study at gymnasium to participate in a three-week coding bootcamp with start on week 25. As a participant you will work with experienced professionals, explore programming and analyze data. At the same time, you will meet other emerging enthusiasts

The bootcamp will be online and participants are expected to dedicate 20-25 hours per week. The event is for complete beginners, so there is no need for any previous experience.  So, all you need is a computer with internet connection and a bunch of curiosity! All participants will receive a stipend of SEK 2,500. 

The event will be run in English by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg.

About Girls Code Club

Ever wondered why your Instagram feed is packed with your favourite animals? Or how Spotify can compose playlists with music you love but did not know existed before the app introduced it to you? Almost like your phone is your friend and knows what you like! But how? The answer is data analysis.

The world is becoming more tech-driven and fast-paced, and data is everywhere. Nowadays, every organisation needs a member of the team who can analyse data in a meaningful way.

So, when you see cats on your Instagram, it is not magic. Instead, a data analyst has understood that cats are your favourite animal, and then let it be shown to you. Almost like a data-detective!

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

When? 

The bootcamp will run between 21st of June and 9th of July. Everything will be online, and participants are expected to dedicate 20-25 hours per week for three weeks.

What? 

As a Girls Code Club participant, you will work with experienced professionals, explore programming and analyse data. The bootcamp will be run in English. 

At the beginning of each week, the mentors will give the student a 30 minutes presentation on various fields and applications in computing science. On the following days, you will meet the mentors for 30-45 minutes in the morning. During these meetings, you will be assigned a daily task. The group will be divided into small teams, and together you will work on the daily tasks. After the morning meeting, the mentors will be available for questions and help. At the end of the bootcamp, all participants will receive an stipend of SEK 2,500. 

For who? 

Girls Code Club welcomes girls who study at gymnasium. However, if you are under 18 years old, we need consent from your parents. The event is for complete beginners, so there is no need for any previous experience. 

How to apply? 

We want to get to know you! In your application please include 
  • Your name.
  • Your personal number.
  • Your email address.
  • Your telephone number.
  • Which gymnasium you go to and which program you read. 
  • A few lines on why you would like to join the Girls Code Club.

The application can be written in Swedish or English.

You apply by filling in a form. Deadline for application is 11th of June 2021. You should expect the answer before the end of week 24, where you will also get further information about the event. 

We behind Girls Code Club are

Ahmed:  I am originally from Cairo, Egypt, where there is a lot of sun. I moved to Umeå  in 2010 wishing to see polar bears and get a PhD, but unfortunately got to only fulfill the boring wish. I then moved to the US in 2017 to a state that I still misspell, and hence use only its abbreviation (MA), When I got hired at Chalmers in 2020, right after I signed my contact, the whole world celebrated my move by shutting-down. I used to be a mediocre athlete, and a better basketball player, but then became a boring father and a computer scientist instead.  Oh, and I lived in India for 2 years in the 90s, which still feel like a couple of years ago

Ana: 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 en Uruguay. I moved to Sweden 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.

Jasmina: I am born and raised in Yugoslavia, the country that does not exist anymore. I have studied Physics and my dream was to be first Yugoslavian woman in space. But the war changed everything. After leaving ruins of Yugoslavia I have lived and worked in many EU countries trying to find my place under the Sun - Spain, France, UK, Netherlands, Sweden. Now, I live with my family in Sweden and teach at Chalmers. Not much of the Sun ,-) but a lot of opportunities for personal development. I love to travel, socialize, party and dance. My big passion is art, cooperation and open water diving. 

For further inquiries please contact girlscodeclub.se@chalmers.se. ​​​​

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