BGC is for ALL girls ages 7-17 and exists to bring awareness to the under-representation of women of color in STEM. Workshops are $35 and there are scholarships available and opportunities to sponsor girls.  Please see information below!
Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. They will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and use for robotics. **Bonus – girls will receive the new Engineering Barbie as a result of one of the newest partnerships between BGC and Mattel!
 
This class is intended for any and all girls ages 7-17.
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM.
Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.
Workshop Location: Memphis Business Academy, Main Campus
3306 Overton Crossing St., Memphis, TN 38127
 
 
Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: http://bit.ly/BGCScholarships 
Once you register for this event, parents should complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html
 
Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here http://bit.ly/bgcmempvol18 and please complete our general Volunteer Registration Form, here http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html.

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VOLUNTEER!

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The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

AGENDA
10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

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During this workshop, participants will explore coding fundamentals with Google Blockly and SmartGurlz robots and dolls. Our Tech Divas will learn about why coding is important and then get to jump into action by learning to code robots – step-by-step. In this introductory course, (ages 7-12) girls will work together in teams think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. We also have loads of fun making robot dances, games and videos.

This class is designed for girls ages 12 and under. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Registration begins at 9:15 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants don’t need to bring their laptops and both lunch and light snacks will be provided.

REGISTER HERE!

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: (http://bit.ly/bgc_scholarships)

PARENTS: Please complete the online student profile and emergency contact forms if you have not done so already. Additionally, please print and bring signed copies of the workshop release forms that you can find HERE.

Volunteers: Interested in volunteering please sign-up HERE

Space is limited. So sign up soon to secure your spot! Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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Code Road 12-Week Technology Awareness Program for Young Ladies, Ages 16-24!

Memphis Contact:  Latanyua T. Robinson, Business Services

GMACW | Solving the Skills Gap

40 South Main Street, Suite 1740 | Memphis, Tennessee 38103 | Office: 901-614-0987

Code Road

Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
901-864-8660

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Black Girls CODE to host Build A Webpage In A Day Workshop

April 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Memphis, Tenn- Black Girls CODE announces Build A Webpage In A Day workshop at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for girls ages 10 – 17.

The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host a webpage development workshop on April 18, 2015 at New Horizons Computer Learning Center; 4775 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118. The workshop will focus on learning how to build a webpage.

“We are thrilled to bring our web page development workshop back to Memphis. There is always considerable demand for this workshop, and so we are very happy to show even more girls how fun and easy it is to code,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead.

The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku, and is sponsored by the generous support of Lokion Interactive. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible.

“I’m excited to host our first workshop of 2015,” said Non-Technical Lead Nicole Harris. “Ensuring girls have the same STEM opportunities afforded to them as as their peers is a key component to the organization.”

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Community Outreach Lead, Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org. Volunteer orientation for technical volunteers will be held online at a date soon to be announced. Individuals wishing to volunteer should visit http://bit.ly/BGCMemphisVolunteer to sign up.

About Black Girls CODE:

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. Black Girls CODE is committed to changing the face of technology.

The San Francisco based nonprofit introduces girls of color, ages 7-17, to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields. In 2012 the nonprofit launched in 10 cities nationwide and expanded to South Africa. Voted  as “2012 Most Innovative Nonprofit” by Bank of the West and “Top Social Enterprise Improving the Lives of Women and Girls” by Women Deliver in 2013, the nonprofit continues to expand and empower hundreds of girls worldwide. Learn more about  Black Girls CODE at www.blackgirlscode.com.

For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead, at 901-484-4203.

Online Registration: https://bgcmemphiswebpage.eventbrite.com

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July 15, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Memphis, Tenn.- Black Girls Code announces Build A Game In A Day with Beta workshop at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for girls ages 10 – 17.

 

The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host a game development workshop on July 26, 2014 at New Horizons Computer Learning Center; 4775 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118. The workshop will focus on using Beta, an interactive tool that allows players to simultaneously play, create and share games while learning how to code.

“Kids absolutely love building games in Beta,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead. “We are excited to bring this groundbreaking learning platform to Memphis for the first time, and are looking forward to our girls expressing their creativity.”

The workshop will be taught by Errol King, co-founder and creative director of Hidden Level Games, the New York-based startup who created Beta. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available. In order to access the online platform that will be utilized, attendees must also create a Beta account prior to the workshop by visiting https://betathegame.com/create_accountParents/guardians must purchase the full version for $10.

“Community support for the Memphis chapter of BGC has been amazing. Memphians continually express an interest in ensuring our girls have the same STEM opportunities afforded to them as girls in other cities,” said Non-Technical Lead Nic Harris.

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Harris at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

Volunteer orientation for technical volunteers will be held online at a later date. Individuals wishing to volunteer should visit http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html to sign up.

For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead, at 901.484.4203.

Online Registration: https://betamemphisbgc.eventbrite.com

 

About Black Girls Code: Since its founding in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. BlackGirlsCODE is committed to changing the face of technology by introducing girls from underrepresented communities to computer science. Since 2011 – its first year of programming – BGC has engaged, educated and empowered over 2,500 girls in 16 cities across the globe. Join BGC at facebook.com/blackgirlscode and on Twitter @BlackGirlsCode.

 

 

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Link to online press release: http://bit.ly/BGCBetaMemphis

February 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Memphis, Tenn- Black Girls CODE announces Build A Webpage In A Day workshop at the Whitehaven Library for girls ages 10-17

The Memphis chapter of Black Girls CODE will host its first workshop for the 2014 program year on February 22, 2014 at The Whitehaven Library; 4120 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116. This class will focus on learning how to build a webpage.

“We are so happy our web page development workshop is returning to Memphis!  There was high demand last year, and repeating this workshop allows us to share how fun and easy it is to code with even more girls who could not previously participate,” notes Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Memphis Chapter of the Society of Information Management received by Memphis Public Library, the Whitehaven Branch is partnering with Black Girls CODE to offer scholarships to 50 girls ages 10 – 17. Check-in will begin at 9 am, and class promptly at 10 am. Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible.

Girls must be present and checked in by 9:45 am to claim their places. Participants not in attendance by this time will lose their seat. Only girls who are pre-registered or are on the wait list will have the opportunity to fill an empty slot.

“The success of the Memphis chapter of Black Girls CODE is largely due to the outpouring of community support we have received,” states Community Outreach Lead, Nicole Harris. “Though we have always had a limited number of scholarships available to families in need, we are beyond grateful to the Society of Information Management and the Memphis Public Library for the grant to sponsor a programming workshop in the Mid-South.”

Volunteer orientation will be held Thursday, February 20. Individuals wishing to volunteer should visit www.blackgirlscode.com to sign up, as well as contact Meka Egwuekwe at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.orgfor details regarding time and location.

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Non-Technical & Fundraising Lead, Tonya Meeks at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. BlackGirlsCODE is committed to changing the face of technology by introducing girls from underrepresented communities to computer science. Since 2011 – its first year of programming – BGC has engaged, educated and empowered over 2,500 girls in 16 cities across the globe. Join BGC at facebook.com/blackgirlscode and @BlackGirlsCode.

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center (MPLIC) is committed to satisfying the customer’s need to know. With 18 Library locations throughout the Greater Memphis area, MPLIC offers an array of programs, services, and resources for citizens and visitors to enjoy. They include JobLINC mobile career services, LINC/2-1-1 telephone referral services, a TV and radio station (WYPL TV-18, WYPL FM 89.3), a small business center, laptops for checkout and free Wi-Fi access, in addition to books, e-books, DVDs, records, compact discs, and educational programs for children, teens, and adults. Customers can find age-appropriate services and a list of Library locations atwww.memphislibrary.org. Memphis Public Libraries are publicly and privately funded. The Library receives approximately three million visits each year.

For additional information, please visit www.blackgirlscode.org or contact Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead, at 901.484.4203.

Online Registration:

http://bgcmemphiswebdev.eventbrite.com

 

 

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