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Girls Programming Network (GPN) Term 4, 2019

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Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus

270 Joondalup Drive

Building 18, Level 2

Joondalup, WA 6027

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Advancing the role of women in IT: Girls teaching girls coding

ECU is proud to be a member of the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN charter in Australia. This initiative promotes gender equality and encourages opportunities for girls in STEM.

The Girls' Programming Network (GPN) is a program developed and run by girls and for girls. Managed by a group of female IT students from ECU, it's targeted at high school girls in years 7-12 interested in IT, particularly those interested in learning to program or improving their software development skills.

One Saturday each school term, the School of Science run a workshops with activities teaching coding both on and off the screen. Topics we explore range from decision trees, to logical processes that lead into coding with Python, cryptography, and more! No coding experience is required as you will be placed in our class based on your experience (such as beginners, intermediate, or advanced).

GPN is an unique opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, find mentors, and find out about university life. Female industry partners will also engage with our program to mentor and inspire girls towards STEM careers.

Cost: Nil (it's free!)

How to register: To reserve a place for your child, please register one person per ticket. Parent or Guardian information goes under the "Your Information" section at registration, then your child's name is added to the "Ticket 1 - General admission" section. Please ensure you complete the parent or guardian emergency contact details too.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided but please bring your water bottles and any food you may wish to eat.

Closer to the date you will receive a confirmation email.

Parking and drop off: Please park at visitor car park 14, where you can park and come in to drop off your child/children. Entrance is Lakeside Drive. See Google Maps for directions.

On the day: Please be here by 9:30am to have your name ticked off our attendance sheet, as we start at 9:45am sharp. We will be taking a group photo at the end of the day and during the day of activities so if you wish to be part of the photo, please have your parent or guardian sign the photograph talent release form when you arrive and have your name ticked off. Parents or guardians are invited to come and view what we have created from 3:30pm. The event concludes at 4pm so please ensure you arrive in time to pick up your child.

If you need to pick up your child during the day, please come to building 18 and ask for Michelle Ellis and also advise us at registration if you need to leave early.


ECU is proud to be a member of the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN charter in Australia. This initiative promotes gender equality and encourages opportunities for girls in STEM.

For further information contact Michelle.Ellis@ecu.edu.au

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270 Joondalup Drive

Building 18, Level 2

Joondalup, WA 6027

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