The Girl Geek Academy is open for applications – September 2017!
In collaboration with FACT,CO-OP Digital, Rosa Woman to Woman fund and LJMU
Our next 8 week programme starts on the 26th of September and the theme will be Maker Academy.
Over 8 weeks girls aged 13 to 17 will be encouraged and inspired to consider a career in technology. Our expert industry tutor Laura Pullig from Tactile Electronics will lead the course.
The maker academy will provide an introduction to maker culture and an opportunity to learn new tools for creativity and make some cool stuff using tech! We will explore cutting-edge technology and physical making, from digital fabrication such as 3d printing and laser cutting, through to e-textiles.
We will look at using coding to link physical items to digital, using technology such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino. We will get inspired by how these technologies have been used to solve real world problems.
We have just 15 spaces available, and applications will close on the 8th September. Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 6-8pm.
Beth Heale, Girl Geek Academy 2016 participant, aged 14, said:
I have really enjoyed my time at the Girl Geek Academy, learning new stuff I’ve never really thought about, colour psychology for example, which helps develop both my coding skills and me as person. It’s been great!”
Amelia Roberts – winner of the website competition – aged 13, said:
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!
Chelsea Slater, Co-Founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks and Managing Director, said:
The Girl Geek Academy has been a huge success. It’s been so inspiring working with 15 girls who have continued to work hard each week so that they can have careers within technology. We can’t wait to see them shine!
Ana Botella, Head of Programme at FACT, said:
FACT continuously strives to act as a catalyst for creativity across communities and the digital sector, and to engage with people in exciting new ways. We’re thrilled to be supporting this programme with Liverpool Girl Geeks, addressing the issue of the technology sector being regarded as a male domain – a misconception that we are committed to changing.