AAUW to learn about Fox Valley Girls Coding Club

Updated 2/3/2017 6:56 PM

The American Association of University Women Batavia-St. Charles-Geneva branch will hold a program, "Computer Coding for Young Girls" on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Huntley Room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. Networking will be at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m.

Robin Schroeder will talk about the computer coding program she has started for girls.


With the help of the other instructors and some of the student members of the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club, they will briefly explore a web-based tool, called Scratch, which gives kids a visual understanding of programming concepts.

They also will give a demo of a Makey Makey, a circuit board invention kit which allows kids to create a keyboard out of anything that can conduct electricity.

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club aims to provide an environment in which girls can explore not only the tenets of well-written code, but the real-world process required to deliver software projects as well as an understanding of computer hardware.

Visit foxvalleygirlscoding club.com.

The AAUW branch generally meets on the first Thursday of the month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. Enter at the back of the church. Networking begins at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. For details on the local AAUW, contact membershipaauw@yahoo.com. Visit sites.google.com/site/bgstcaauw/ or find AAUW Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles on Facebook.