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KC Women in Tech Hosts Free Coding Workshop

Want to Learn Coding? KC Women in Technology Is Offering a Free Workshop


It’s no secret women are vastly underrepresented in the science and technology fields. The latest numbers from the National Center for Women and Information Technology show women held just a quarter of professional computing occupations in 2016.

But organizations in Kansas City are working to change that, like Kansas City Women in Technology, which is hosting its first ngGirls programming workshop in KC.

“We're one of the first U.S.cities to offer this event, making us competitive with larger tech hubs like … Seattle, Atlanta and Salt Lake City,” says Alisa Duncan, ngGirls Program Director.

ngGirls aims to introduce women to the world of technology and increase diversity around the world. During the one-day workshop, participants will use Angular, an open-source web technology framework developed by Google. (How cool is that?) Women ages 14 and are invited to how learn to build a web application, and a mentor will be on standby for any one-on-one help.

“ngGirls creates a fun, immersive environment for women to learn and network in a safe space and hopefully sparks an interest in learning more,” Alisa says.

Deadlines and preparation for the workshop

This free workshop (yep, FREE) is July 27, 2019, at Cox Automotive in Mission, Kansas. Plus, there’s an optional installation party July 26.

Applications are due May 31, 2019, and applicants will be contacted after the deadline. Fundamental knowledge of HTML/CSS or JavaScript is encouraged but isn’t necessary, so if you’ve got the desire and curiosity, apply.

To apply for the workshop, become a mentor or view a tentative schedule, visit nggirls.kcwomenintech.org.

Kansas City Women in Technology is a nonprofit organization aims to grow the number of women in technology careers in the Kansas City area. It offers networking events and volunteer opportunities for members and run programs targeted toward youth and women to encourage girls to pursue technology.

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