Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Girls Who Code

February 9 - May 24, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

 February - May 2024  | 5:30 to 7 pm | Grades  6-12 | PNC Innovation Zone


Grades: 6-12

Location: PNC Innovation Zone, Whitaker Center

Times: 5:30 to 7 pm 

Dates (every 2nd and 4th Friday)

Feb 9, 2024; Feb 23, 2024; Mar 8, 2024; Mar 22, 2024; Apr 12, 2024; Apr 26, 2024; May 10, 2024; May 24, 2024

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Join a sisterhood of STEM with Girls Who Code, a place to make new friends and learn about computer science.

Computer science is an expansive field that includes a way of thinking, planning, and problem-solving in addition to programming. This approach, called computational thinking, is the foundation of the Girls Who Code curriculum. Club students don’t just learn how to code, but also cultivate strengths that help them succeed in whatever they pursue, including bravery, activism, curiosity, resilience, passion, and resourcefulness. Students will build three games over the season, as well as learn about and from the women in our Women in STEAM committee.

We recommend girls enroll in the entire Spring Girls Who Code session to get the most out of this program. Each session will build upon the skills learned in the previous one.

Bitsy McCann, Girls Who Code Mentor

Meet Bitsy McCann
Girls Who Code Mentor

Bitsy McCann is the designer, strategist, and founder behind Bitsy Plus Design, a boutique branding and web design firm in Central PA. While she spends most of her time creating impactful brands, she also writes regularly for Central Penn Business Journal and has been featured in numerous publications. Bitsy is passionate about empowering the next wave of thinkers, leaders, and creators and is honored to be assisting with the Girls Who Code program at the Whitaker Center.

"Empowering girls in technology unlocks a world where innovation and creativity walk hand in hand." - Bitsy

Stacy Pagán, Girls Who Code Mentor

Meet Stacy Pagán
Girls Who Code Mentor

Stacy Pagán is an advocate of personal growth. She is a results-oriented and innovative project
manager, educational leader, motivational speaker, success coach, and teacher with an inspiring
message of empowerment, service, excellence, and gratitude!  In her current position at UPMC Pinnacle Stacy is employed as an IT Project Manager, where she continues to demonstrate her proven leadership skills in diverse teams and building collaborative relationships across organizational levels.

"My personal life mission is to Activate, Love, and Lead millions of people to unlimited success." - Stacy

Josh Meek, Girls Who Code Advisor

Meet Josh Meek
Girls Who Code Advisor

Josh Meek is a proud member of the Whitaker Center education staff with a fascination for computer science. Originally from Virginia, he came to Pennsylvania for the opportunity to work in the PNC Innovation Zone and share his passion with the community. Josh is eager to work with Girls Who Code, and spread the word about what makes computer science so great!


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