If the answer to your question is not listed below, please email us at sdgirlscodingcamp@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Do I need a laptop?
No, you can bring your laptop, but it is not required to bring one.

What do I need to bring to class?
Everything necessary for the class will be provided. You can bring a pencil and notebook if you’d like to take notes and a snack if you think you will get hungry.

How old must I be to join the coding camp?
We advertise our camp to be for girls between the ages of 12-17, so that our material and teaching style will best suit the girls attending our camp, but please feel free to email us if you or your child is of a similar age to the range we listed.

Should I be in the beginner or intermediate class?
If you have participated in the camp before and feel comfortable with the material or have some experience programming (should know what data types, if statements and loops are), we recommend signing up for the intermediate class. If you do not meet either of those requirements please do not sign up for the class as it will move too quickly for you!

How early should I sign up?
We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible, since our coding camp is free and tends to fill up quickly!

Is this coding camp really free?
Yes! As women in the computer science field, we hope to encourage young girls to get involved in science and fields that have largely been male-dominated for a long time. So we’ve made this coding camp free to give girls the opportunity to be exposed to programming and other science related fields.

Where will this coding camp be held?
As former and current Westview High School students, we have partnered with Westview Women in Computer Science Club to hold this coding camp, so it will be located in one of their classrooms. Once you are enrolled, we will email you with more details about the coding camp and on the first day we will meet you at the flagpoles where we will guide you to the classroom.

When will this coding camp be held?
The first class is 9:00am-11:30am August 12th-August 16th 2019 and the second class is 12:00pm-2:30pm August 12th-August 16th 2019.

Which programming language(s) are the lessons taught in?
There are many different programming languages to learn but in our camp we focus on teaching the basics of Java. We chose Java mainly because AP Computer Science is currently taught in Java so any of our students who want to learn more about programming can transition easily into the AP class.

I have school registration during one of the camp days, can I still attend the camp?
Most schools start registration at 8:00am, before the camp starts so in most circumstances it will not interfere with the camp. However, if your registration time conflicts directly with your class time or think you will still not be able to make it to class on-time that day, please email us as soon as possible. So either way you will still be able to attend the camp.

I was put on the waitlist, what is the process for getting off and enrolling in the camp?
Each year, many people end up dropping the class so if you have a good chance of getting accepted into the camp. There is not an exact timeline, but usually once summer starts people start making plans for that week and drop the class. As soon as a spot opens up, the person at the top of the waitlist will be enrolled and receive a confirmation email that you are now enrolled in the course.

Questions? Contact us at sdgirlscodingcamp@gmail.com!