Last week they celebrated the end of the programme and showcased what the 15 girls had achieved.
Over 8 week 15 girls ages 11-15 coded, bonded and successfully built their own websites using WordPress.
— Liverpool Girl Geeks (@lpoolgirlgeeks) November 16, 2016
The winner received a one to one with Mike Little one of the founders of WordPress and he also presented the awards. The winner was Amelia Roberts, aged 13 who created a website to celebrate Tim Peake and space exploration. You can hear from Amelia in the video below.
— Liverpool Girl Geeks (@lpoolgirlgeeks) November 18, 2016
“I have really enjoyed Girl Geeks Academy. It has helped me realise how much I can do and achieve, and that tech isn’t just for the boys anymore!”
It was a pleasure to be at the awards ceremony and see the change in the girls since I first met them on their first day. I saw girls with more confidence and with a new found curiosity in technology. This is so important as studies suggest that only 1% of the tech workforce will be female by 2040 if we don’t try and redress the balance. Providing opportunities like this to show what a career in tech is like will hopefully encourage more girls to take that step.
The Co-op is committed to education and diversity which is why we were delighted to have sponsored this event.