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Fox Valley Girls Coding Club to host hack-a-thon for middle school girls

Event scheduled for June 10 at Fox.Build in St. Charles

The Fox Valley Girls Coding Club will host its first mini hack-a-thon for middle school girls on June 10 at Fox.Build in St. Charles.
The Fox Valley Girls Coding Club will host its first mini hack-a-thon for middle school girls on June 10 at Fox.Build in St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – Middle school girls are invited to the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club's first-ever mini one-day hack-a-thon frmo 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 10 at Fox.Build, 11 Main St., St. Charles. Fox.Build is a collaborative workspace and makerspace.

The mini hack-a-thon is open to girls entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grades and no coding experience is necessary. The one day event will introduce middle school age girls to the possibilities and opportunities in STEM while having fun and getting creative with tech, according to a news release.

The middle school girls will be mentored by high school members of FVGCC. Throughout the day, the attendees will learn coding concepts using Python, Codesters, and Makey Makey kits. The day will culminate with teams creating a project combining both a software and hardware component.

The registration fee is $10, which includes lunch, snacks and tech goodies.

To register for the event, go to foxvalleygirlscodingclub.com and sign up at the link on the home page. For more information, email fvgcc12@gmail.com.

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club was launched in 2016 so that girls from local high schools could learn more about computer science and coding. This year’s club meetings run through May 4. The club will resume meetings for the 2019-20 school year in October 2019.

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