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Girls Who Code @ UMN Session 1 Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Club Instructors: Dr. Lauren Mills, Dr. Chad Myers, Joe Roskopf

Client: Luthern Social Services MN and Minnesota Department of Health

Final Project: RefugeMN app now available in the google play store!


Session Schedule

Sept 7th - Info meeting

Sept 14th - Day 1! Intro to Girls Who Code 

Sept 21th - Bravery and Computer Science Impact Project

Sept 28th - Identifying communites and project brainstorming

Oct 5th - CS Impact Project decision and
   Spotlight: Andrew Kandels from Field Nation

Oct 12th - Visit Field Nation - permission slip required

   Spotlight: PJ Vangay from University of MN

Oct 19th - Develop project timeline (Class is ON regardless of MEA)

   Visit from Leah Baker Director of the Refugee Resettlement Program at Lutheran Social Services

Oct 26th -  Codesters create a scene, introduction to variables.

Nov 2nd -   Codesters create madlibs and intro to Scratch

Nov 9th - Introduction to conditionals

Saturday Nov 12 - Girls, Science and Technology at Science Museum of Minnesota

Girls Who Code Event


Nov 16th - Spotlight: Dr Bethany Klebano from go2market analytics

Nov 23rd -  No Meeting (Thanksgiving)

Nov 30th - Intro to lists, review variables, conditionals and loops

Dec 7th - Intro to functions

Dec 14th -  Review all topics, revist project last class before Winter holiday break

Dec 21st -  No Meeting

Dec 28th - No Meeting


Jan 4th - No Meeting

Jan 11th - Spotlight: CBS Dean Valery Forbes, PhD.; Welcome back- start Project Phase

Jan 18th - Spotlight: Robin Austin, School of Nursing; Intro to project planning

Jan 25th - Project subtasking in Trello

Feb 1st - Spotlight: Melissa Gardner, UMN professor; MVP design and create project backlog 

Feb 8th - Spotlight: Carrie Puterbaugh at RBC wealth management

Feb 15th - Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Field Trip; Introduction to AppInventor

Feb 22 - Spotlight: Somayeh Dodge, UMN professor; Groups work on app parts

Mar 1st - Groups work on app parts

Mar 8th - Spotlight: Sauman Chu, UMN professor; Groups finish work on app parts

Mar 15th - Spotlight: Kelly Thomas, CSE Undergraduate Academic Advisor; Groups consolidate app parts into a single project

Mar 22 - Spotlight: Luiza Mendonça, PhD at UMN; Final Wednesday Club Session, symposium practice

Mar 25th - Final Project Symposium


Thanks to our session sponsors for their support!!