Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women in Computer Science teach Bay Area high school girls to code. Students learn programming basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field.

Our annual Code Camp is our largest event, introducing 200 high school girls to computer science with the help of 45 inspirational Stanford mentors. We also host several smaller events throughout the year, including workshops, puzzle hunts, and company tours, to encourage continued engagement and to help our students further explore their passions.

We are so excited to continue expanding Girls Teaching Girls to Code and to create even more positive impact in our community.

Check out our Events page to see what's coming up!


Our Story

In Fall 2012, the idea for Girls Teaching Girls to Code was pitched for the "Empower Women and Girls" contest, hosted by Good Maker. After winning a majority vote from the community, we were awarded a small grant to kick start our idea. We successfully launched our first Code Camp (the original idea submitted for the contest), bringing together 120 high school girls and 30 Stanford mentors.

Founding Team

heidi wang Heidi Wang
bonnie mclindon Bonnie McLindon
jessie duan Jessie Duan
caroline suen Caroline Suen

2016 Gold Sponsors

2016 Silver Sponsors

Collaborators

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