GirlsCode MK is creating Free programming workshops for girls and women in Milton Keynes
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GirlsCode MK is a volunteer organisation that aims to get more women into programming and STEM careers. We’re based in Milton Keynes, UK, and work together with The National Museum of Computing, Open University and MK Gallery.

We organise regular workshops and meetups for women and provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. We need sponsors and patrons to keep on doing the important stuff we do!

Your sponsorship will provide:
  • Learning materials for our programming library
  • Stationery and office supplies
  • Stickers (you can't be a coder without laptop stickers!)
  • Coffee, tea and snacks for our attendees
  • Pizza (if you're sponsoring our cybersecurity CryptoParty)
  • T-shirts for mentors (if you're sponsoring Django Girls MK)

Currently, we offer three workshops: GirlsCode MK – a bi-weekly meetup for all levels; Django Girls MK – a one-day workshop on Python and basics of computer science; and NodeSchool MK, a self-paced workshop on Javascript and Node.JS.

We're trans-inclusive, we welcome all women from all paths of life.

All workshops are free to attend.

Django Girls MK

Not enough women are entering STEM careers and we want to do our part in changing that. It all started with the Milton Keynes chapter of Django Girls in 2016, and since then we haven't stopped organising events and securing places where cis and trans women can learn how to code in a safe, inclusive environment.

GirlsCode MK

We host bi-monthly coding workshop s for girls and women of all ages and backgrounds. A team of hero volunteers join us to help attendees overcome any hurdle they encounter.

All events are beginner-friendly and welcome those with zero coding experience as well as those who are currently employed as programmers and web developers. Everyone is welcome and those with more experience can either get together to develop projects or coach beginners.
Our meetings are informal and relaxed. Take it as a space where you can come, have a chat about coding, have wifi and electricity to try out coding, swap tips, ask questions and even play some beginner-friendly online coding games.

We study languages and frameworks such as Python, Django, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and more!

Now that you're asking, yes, men are welcome to attend as well, but since our space is limited we'll prioritise women. We don't want men out of the IT industry, we just want more women in it!
We want to encourage more women to become web developers by sharing the wonderful world of coding.

NodeSchool MK

NodeSchool is our newest workshop to learn more about Javascript and Node.js. The meetup is suitable for all levels and everyone is welcomed.

During our workshops, attendees learn how to use the terminal/command line to begin learning Node.js, an open source, a cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications. Node is a great way to get into full-stack JavaScript development.

At GirlsCode we believe in co-learning. Share what you know with others and help those that are less experienced than you are. Be kind.
Tiers
***GirlsCode MK Library Donor***
$50 or more per month
We want to build a library at the GirlsCode MK office in Bletchley Park.

Each donation will go towards ordering programming books that all members will have free access to. We will add your details to each book you sponsored and will broadcast that through social media channels. 


Current wish list:


- 2 copies of Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set by Jon Duckett

- 2 copies of Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming by Marijn Haverbeke

- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart 

- JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

- Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug

- Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions by by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

- C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide by Greg Perry and Dean Miller


***Workshop Benefactor***
$500 or more per month
Sponsor an entire workshop (NodeSchool, Github, Cybersecurity) including t-shirts for coaches, stickers and posters, food and drinks for all attendants (20 students + 5 coaches). We will sing your praises throughout the  workshops and will share the event through social media channels. You'll get photos, t-shirt and stickers too!
Goals
3 of 10 patrons
Sponsor coffee, tea and snacks for our meetups

Sponsor daily admin stuff: website hosting, marketing costs, office supplies cost
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GirlsCode MK is a volunteer organisation that aims to get more women into programming and STEM careers. We’re based in Milton Keynes, UK, and work together with The National Museum of Computing, Open University and MK Gallery.

We organise regular workshops and meetups for women and provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. We need sponsors and patrons to keep on doing the important stuff we do!

Your sponsorship will provide:
  • Learning materials for our programming library
  • Stationery and office supplies
  • Stickers (you can't be a coder without laptop stickers!)
  • Coffee, tea and snacks for our attendees
  • Pizza (if you're sponsoring our cybersecurity CryptoParty)
  • T-shirts for mentors (if you're sponsoring Django Girls MK)

Currently, we offer three workshops: GirlsCode MK – a bi-weekly meetup for all levels; Django Girls MK – a one-day workshop on Python and basics of computer science; and NodeSchool MK, a self-paced workshop on Javascript and Node.JS.

We're trans-inclusive, we welcome all women from all paths of life.

All workshops are free to attend.

Django Girls MK

Not enough women are entering STEM careers and we want to do our part in changing that. It all started with the Milton Keynes chapter of Django Girls in 2016, and since then we haven't stopped organising events and securing places where cis and trans women can learn how to code in a safe, inclusive environment.

GirlsCode MK

We host bi-monthly coding workshop s for girls and women of all ages and backgrounds. A team of hero volunteers join us to help attendees overcome any hurdle they encounter.

All events are beginner-friendly and welcome those with zero coding experience as well as those who are currently employed as programmers and web developers. Everyone is welcome and those with more experience can either get together to develop projects or coach beginners.
Our meetings are informal and relaxed. Take it as a space where you can come, have a chat about coding, have wifi and electricity to try out coding, swap tips, ask questions and even play some beginner-friendly online coding games.

We study languages and frameworks such as Python, Django, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and more!

Now that you're asking, yes, men are welcome to attend as well, but since our space is limited we'll prioritise women. We don't want men out of the IT industry, we just want more women in it!
We want to encourage more women to become web developers by sharing the wonderful world of coding.

NodeSchool MK

NodeSchool is our newest workshop to learn more about Javascript and Node.js. The meetup is suitable for all levels and everyone is welcomed.

During our workshops, attendees learn how to use the terminal/command line to begin learning Node.js, an open source, a cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications. Node is a great way to get into full-stack JavaScript development.

At GirlsCode we believe in co-learning. Share what you know with others and help those that are less experienced than you are. Be kind.

Recent posts by GirlsCode MK

Tiers
***GirlsCode MK Library Donor***
$50 or more per month
We want to build a library at the GirlsCode MK office in Bletchley Park.

Each donation will go towards ordering programming books that all members will have free access to. We will add your details to each book you sponsored and will broadcast that through social media channels. 


Current wish list:


- 2 copies of Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set by Jon Duckett

- 2 copies of Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming by Marijn Haverbeke

- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart 

- JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

- Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug

- Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions by by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

- C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide by Greg Perry and Dean Miller


***Workshop Benefactor***
$500 or more per month
Sponsor an entire workshop (NodeSchool, Github, Cybersecurity) including t-shirts for coaches, stickers and posters, food and drinks for all attendants (20 students + 5 coaches). We will sing your praises throughout the  workshops and will share the event through social media channels. You'll get photos, t-shirt and stickers too!