"The problem is that we're just not doing enough to get more women into the IT industry. One solution might be getting more young girls taking computer science at the secondary school level...." - Google VP Marissa Mayer 2012
PC4G wants girls to experience the fun of programming, and engage them before they make their senior high school subject choices. Its designed to be:
Girls participate as teams of two so they have a friend.
We use the Alice programming language because its:
To see what's expected, here is a video of the first question for the 2011 challenge.
This is the rough timetable of events across the day, for all PC4G challenge sites.
|9am||Registration and Introductions|
|9.30am||Directed Learning (Teachers are expected to work with their teams on this activity)|
Participants need to be year 10 ( in New Zealand ), or grade 9 to able to attend the nearest site. There is no need for any prior programming knowledge.