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#MissMakesCode x STEM.I.AM - Indigenous Coding Workshop

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kuril dhagun - State Library of Queensland

Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place

Southbank, Queensland 4101

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#MissMakesCode x STEM.I.AM - Indigenous Coding Workshop

A fabulous experience full of fun, developing friendships and learning to code!

#MissMakesCode is the first initiative in the world designed to build confidence and self-efficiency in the areas of algorithmic thinking, programming and coding for young girls aged 5-8 years.

For our upcoming workshop, we have partnered up with the team from STEM.I.AM to deliver a workshop specially for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.


Hosted at the State Library of Queensland's kuril dhagun space, this full-day workshop teaches girls key coding concepts and encourages further development of any existing skills they may have learned in school.

Taught and facilitated by a highly motivated team of enthusiastic EduTech professionals, this unique all-girls workshop is a terrific way to introduce girls to the coding and game making world whilst also building their tech confidence.


STEM.I.AM is about encouraging Indigenous youth to start coding, creating and innovating, as an important building block to their future. It celebrates their journey as Australia’s next generation of talented computer scientists and software engineers—the ‘black and deadly’ super geeks and nerds that will create tomorrow’s world turn through foundations laid today.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to pack for my child?

  • Ipad and charger
  • Pencil case
  • A packed lunch and snack, similar to their normal school lunch. Due to food allergy concerns, we do not provide any food to your child other than fruit and water


What do you provide?

  • Learning activities and games both on and off the ipad
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Professional and accredited teachers and helpers


What time should I drop my child off?

Our class starts at 9am with drop off available from 8am. Pick up is available between 4pm and 5pm. Please allow time during drop off to complete and sign photography release and emergency contact forms.


What is the format of the day?

We start the day with playtime while children arrive and settle in. From 9am we begin class, delving in to concepts, before we have a break for a story and brain food. Next, hands-on practice with children pair coding on laptops, or individually on their ipad.

Food and friendship is important, so we have a lunch break and learn more about each other before getting back learning in the afternoon. We have an additonal break in the afternoon and wrap up class at 4pm.


My child has never coded, can she attend?

Yes! Your child will learn the basic coding concepts and can work through the program at her own pace on her own or with support from other participants.


What will she learn?

Your child will learn the basic coding concepts and algorithmic thinking.


Who will look after my child?

Our program was made by teachers for students between the ages of 5-8 years old. We have a team of dedicated and qualified teachers who will facilitate and supervise the workshops.


Will my child be photographed?

Your child may be photographed in the context of this event. As a world first, we often have media wanting to visit our team and take footage for newspaper and television. When dropping off your child we will provide you with a release form for both you and your child to sign.


Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of our courses and the work that goes in to preparing for your child's attendance, we cannot offer refunds if you are no longer able to attend.



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