2020-2021 Remote Schedule Announced

Last FVGCC Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year took place on Zoom. We said farewell to 4 amazing Seniors who will be continuing their educations at Iowa State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Nebraska, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

FVGCC is very excited to announce our schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to ongoing concerns about Coronavirus within our communities, we have decided to run a remote schedule. If schools move to in person learning and we feel it would be safe to meet while following all health guidelines, we will update our schedule as needed. All meetings will be heald on Zoom.

We will begin with the basics of software development, using Python and Codesters.com. As club members feel comfortable with that, we will move on to HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python in Glitch.com. Along the way, we will learn about GitHub, have webchats with industry professionals, and build some cool stuff. In past years, club members have teamed up and participated (and won prizes!) in local hack-a-thons. 

2020-2021 FVGCC Schedule

October 2 – Welcome! Introduction to Slack and Codesters

October 16 & 23 – Jump into Codesters (Python)

November 6, 13, 20 – Codesters (Python), GitHub, & Intro to Glitch (Guest Speaker John Wright from Stack Overflow to talk about GitHub)

December 4, 11, 18 – Website UI: HTML & CSS in Glitch

January 8, 15, 22 – Putting it all together: JavaScript & Python in Glitch

February 5, 12, 19

March 5, 12, 19

April 9, 16, 30 – Can we meet in person yet??!!??

May 7 – last meeting and farewell to our Seniors!

2019-2020 FVGCC Schedule Set

We are so excited to be preparing for our 4th year of FVGCC meetings!  Our first meeting will be October 18th at 5:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking in downtown Geneva.*  We have set our 2019-2020 school year schedule and are working on this year’s curriculum, guest speakers, field trips, hack-a-thon plans and more.

Schedule

October 18 – Welcome & Intro to Slack

October 25 – Jump into Codesters (Python)

November – 1, 8, 15 – Codesters (Python), GitHub, & Glitch (Guest Speaker John Wright from Stack Overflow to talk about GitHub)

December – 6 – Codesters (Python) & Glitch (HTML, CSS) (Meeting at St. Charles Public Library)

December – 13 – Codesters (Python) & Glitch (HTML, CSS)

January (meetings @ Fox Build) – 10, 17, 24, 31 – Sewing – Arduino Project

February – 7, 21, (28 no school – fieldtrip?)

March – 6, 13, 20 – Codesters (Python) & Glitch (HTML, CSS), Tentative Hackathon planning

April – 17, 24 – iOS Swift Workshop (Tentative)

May – 1, 8 Farewell Party for our Seniors!

June 9, 2020 – Tentative FVGCC Hackathon

*All meetings take place from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. on Fridays at 25N Coworking, Geneva unless otherwise stated.

FVGCC welcomes new members each year.  Our club is for girls, ages 14-18, who are interested in pursuing careers in computing or are simply interested in learning about coding and all you can create with what you learn.  We look forward to welcoming back our current and new members.  See you in October!

 

2018-19 FVGCC Schedule

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club will meet for the 2018-19 school year on Friday evenings from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking on River Street in downtown Geneva.  FVGCC is open to all girls, ages 14-18.  Limited spaces are available so please sign up now! Contact us at fvgcc12@gmail.com.

Technologies

October 2018 – December 2019: We will start with the basics of programming

January – February 2019: AI

March 2019: Project

  • Library Database of Seeds

April 2019: Gadget Month

  •  Awesome Shield has a pretty cool Arduino based hardware shield that can be used with their Ardiuno library in Adruino Studio. This might be a good stepping stone to more advanced bread-boarding with Arduino and Arduino Studio if the girls want to go in that direction! In the past, the girls have also used Makey Makeys to play the games they have built. We could take those to the next level and use some of the more advanced keyboard features. Robin also has a Hololens, Ozobot, Rasberry Pis to play with! Also, we can design models for 3D Printing using TinkerCad.

Meeting Schedule 2018-19

  • October
  • November
    • 2
    • 9
    • 16
    • 30
  • December
    • 7 – remote meeting?
    • 14
  • January
    • 11
    • 25
  • February
  • March
    • 8
    • 15
    • 22
  • April (Gadgets)
    • 5
    • 12
    • 26
  • May 3 – Last Class Cinco de Mayo Party!

 

2017-2018 FVGCC Schedule

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club will meet for the 2017-18 school year on Friday evenings from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking on River Street in downtown Geneva.  This year’s coding projects include web and mobile projects and perhaps some work with IoT.  FVGCC is open to all girls, ages 14-18.  Limited spaces are available so please sign up now!  Contact us at fvgcc12@gmail.com.

Technologies

bookcoverWeb (October – December 2017): We will use Cloud9 online IDE (integrated development environment), GitHub and GitHubPages to build HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript websites. All of the girls will also have a subdomain on which they can deploy websites. This year we will be building web-based games based on the examples in Learn HTML5 by Creating Fun Games by Rodrigo Silveira.

Mobile and/or 3D Gaming (January – March 2018):

Mobile: We are looking at Thunkable for iOS and Android mobile app development. Right now, they only support Android, but they are collecting names of users who would like to be beta testers for their iOS version! As a backup, we can use React Native. If we go with React Native, we may use the book React Native Quickly by Azat Mardan.

3D: We are considering using the Unity Game Engine to get our feet wet and then we can consider future projects, which may involve deploying games to the Microsoft Hololens.

Gadget Month (April 2018): Awesome Shield has a pretty cool Arduino based hardware shield that can be used with their Ardiuno library in Adruino Studio. This might be a good stepping stone to more advanced bread-boarding with Arduino and Arduino Studio if the girls want to go in that direction! In the past, the girls have also used Makey Makeys to play the games they have built. We could take those to the next level and use some of the more advanced keyboard features. Robin also has a Hololens, Ozobot, Rasberry Pis to play with! Also, we can design models for 3D Printing using TinkerCad.

Meeting Schedule

October (Web) – 13, 20, 27

November (Web) – 3, 17 (November 10th Cancelled!)

December (Web) – 1, 8, 15

January (Mobile/3D Gaming) – 12, 26

February (Mobile/3D Gaming) – 2, 9, 23

March (Mobile/3D Gaming) – 9, 16, 23

April (Gadgets) – 6, 13, 20

May 4th – Last Class Cinco de Mayo Party!

2016-17 FVGCC Meeting Schedule Set!

Starting on October 14, FVGCC will begin meeting for the 2016-17 school year Friday evenings from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking on 3rd Street in downtown Geneva.  This year’s coding projects include mobile app projects, completion of the Geneva Film Festival Website, and holding a Girls Make Apps workshop.  FVGCC is open to all girls, ages 14-18.  Limited spaces are available so please sign up now!  Contact us at fvgcc12@gmail.com.

Meeting Schedule

October – 14, 21, 28 – Scratch!

November – 4, 11, 18 – JavaScript

December – 9, 16 – Web (HTML, CSS & JavaScript with NetBeans)

January – 6, 13, 27 – Gaming (JavaScript on the Web, Di-sect the Snake Game, Jan 13 Robotics) 

February – 3, 10, 17 – Mobile (MIT App Inventor)

February – 4th @ 9am,  St. Charles Library AAUW talk

Feb 24 – skype with guest speaker

March – 7 @ 6pm Teen night at Geneva Library

March – 10 Security Speaker & Mobile

March – 17  – Advanced Mobile

April – 7, 21 – Advanced Mobile

April – 28 – Guest Speaker – CEO of Jelly Vision!

May – 5 – Last Meeting – Cinco de Mayo & Planning Session for 2017-18 school year