The Girl Geek Academy is back in 2017! In collaboration with FACT,CO-OP Digital, Rosa Woman to Woman fund and LJMU
Our next cohort starts on the 25th April and the theme will be Music Technology.
Over 8 weeks girls aged 13 to 17 will be encouraged and inspired to consider a career in technology. Our tutor Alex Hindley from music company Bandcamp will teach the girls Coding through software called Sonic Pi, introducing role models and concepts along the way. We will also go on a field trip to our partners at Liverpool John Moores University, where we will see some music tech in action.
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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 week on week so that they can have careers within technology. I 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.