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Girls' Programming Network Mackay

8/12/2017
​Girls Programming participants receive their recognition certificates at Parade.
Girls Programming Network Mackay
On the 23rd November the second Girls Programming networking event in Mackay was held at Central Queensland University. During the intensive one day workshop, students were given the opportunity to create their own computer game version of Scissors, Paper, Rock! Students could extend or modify the existing code developed in the challenge using the Python programming language.
Our Eimeo girls started the day with some fun introductions as they met girls from other Mackay schools. The day extended the knowledge students had gained during their Digital Technologies unit work from school as they applied their existing coding knowledge in a new way. In addition to cracking the challenge of the day, the girls joined in with unplugged games and were introduced to new CQU staff programs that have been developed with Pepper the Robot.
Students were not only assisted by female engineering students during the day but they were also addressed via video conference by the Girls’ Programming Network Australia Coordinator, Renee Noble! Renee answered all of the girls’ questions and left them with plenty of ideas regarding future career pathways.
The Girls Programming Network Mackay thanked CQU and the Good Food Café at Paget for providing delicious complimentary lunches for all participants. Support such as this makes such an amazing learning event possible for our students! We look forward to the Girls Programming Network continuing to offer some fantastic opportunities for our students in 2018!