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GoGirl: Code and Create

Go_Girl is a coding project for young women from non-traditional educational backgrounds aged 16-21, running in its second year.

Go_Girl aims to:

  • Empower disadvantaged young women from non-traditional educational backgrounds through teaching them how to code, building confidence and raising aspirations
  • Give these young women, many of whom are unemployed, coding and computing skills that will allow them to enter the job market and potentially even pursue careers in the technology sector
  • Design a tried and tested course that can be replicated at scale, and; d) develop open source research on how technology enhanced education can boost social mobility
  • Develop open source research on how technology enhanced education can boost social mobility.

Blog: www.gogirloxford.org
Twitter: @gogirlteam

Knowledge Exchange:

  • 14 June 2017 | OxTalent ‘Outreach and Widening Participation’ Award Winner including speech given by Niall Winters
  • 14 June 2017 | Rose Hill Youth Services Open Day  introduction of the Go-Girl programme to youth and social workers presented by Melanie Jewell and several ‘Go_Girls’
  • 23 February 2018 | Goldman Sachs Meeting introduction of the Go_Girl programme, impact and plans for expansion, presented by Niall Winters, Emily Winstanley, Melanie Jeweel, Tracey Denton-Calabrese and three ‘Go_Girls’
  • 19 April 2018 | ‘Making a Difference: Impact in the Social Sciences’ Conference presentation by Tracey-Denton Calabrese
  • 12 June 2018 | Go_Girl Final Ceremony presentations by Niall Winters, Melanie Jewell and Sabbah Bakhtiar, moderated by Paula Fiddi
  • 19 June 2018 | OxTALENT 2018 Awards Ceremony award received by and speech given by Niall Winters
  • 14 March 2019 | Tucson Unified School District Teaching and Learning Summit (USA) – ‘Go_Girl Code+Create: How a programme that involves coding can facilitate social inclusion for NEET young womenkeynote presentation given by Tracey Denton-Calabrese
  • 3 June 2019 | University of Oxford IT Services Women in Technology Lecture Series – ‘Go_Girl Code+Create: Utilizing Tech as a Tool to Empower Marginalized Young Women’ presentation given by Tracey Denton-Calabrese

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