Go_girl pioneers Rosie and Chloe, together with Paula and Anne showcased the go_girl project in today’s #OxEngage lunchtime workshop at the IT Services. Rosie and Chloe reflected on their personal experiences of taking part in the go_girl project last year, and on what impact it has had on them so far. They also elaborted a bit on their current role of recruiting go_girl participants for the new cohort. Anne introduced the project and talked about its background and programme, while Paula reflected on her experiences of working on the project as a computer scientist and on introducing the young women to programming. (Picture credits: Rosie and Chloe took the pictures for this blog post)
At a glancego_girl: code+create is a project at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, run in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Council's Early Intervention Service. In line with Oxford’s targets in its Access Agreement with the Office for Fair Access, this interdisciplinary project complements existing programmes aimed at widening access to the University of Oxford, but tackles the problem in a fundamentally new way using technology. The research was originally supported by the University of Oxford IT Innovation Challenges Seed Fund and has received subsequent funding from Goldman Sachs Gives.