The Girl Geek Academy applications have now closed!
Supported by FACT, CO-OP Digital, and Rosa Woman to Woman Fund.
The next Girl Geek Academy programme starts on 16th January 2018 and the theme this time will be Gaming.
Over 8 weeks girls aged 13 to 17 will be encouraged and inspired to consider a career in technology, learning new digital skills and meeting like-minded girls. An expert industry tutor will lead the course, Rebecca Boardman from Reading Room. Rebecca is a Senior Test Analyst and is passionate about gaming. Find out more about Rebecca on our blog.
Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 6pm – 8pm in FACT’s lab, starting on 16th January and finishing on 13th March.
During half term we will have a trip out to local gaming studio Lucid.
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 to date. 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.