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.
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The new co-authored article led by Dr Tracey Denton-Calabrese entitled ‘Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program’ is out now! Use the link here for free full-text access.
After the fun online summer sessions, during which the young women developed a ‘Don’t touch your face’ app, the participatory sessions of the go_girl project have now come to an end, and we have started the evaluatory phase of the … Continue reading
In the current lockdown, team members Ken, Ashmita and Tracey are working on an exciting idea to keep the young women who have completed go_girl engaged and coding! Watch this space for more updates soon. (pic. credit: commons.wikimedia.org)
Huge congrats to team member Ashmita for winning a coveted spot on the University of Oxford Social Sciences SUCCESS programme! The training will support Ashmita and Tracey as they work to scale up go_girl. Watch this space!
Huge congrats to our team members Tracey and Ashmita for winning a place on the Oxford Foundry’s L.E.V8 Women’s 2019 programme for Go_Girl this summer, which is aimed at developing female-led early-stage startups! The knowledge gained from the immersive workshops … Continue reading
In front of a full house, the young women today presented their coding journey and shared their final go_girl projects, elaborating on challenges they encountered along the way, as well as their plans for the future. We could not be … Continue reading
Today was all about protecting our digital self and staying safe online, and about mastering pseudocode. It was amazing to see how daily activities – like making a Marmite sandwich – can be broken down into individual steps using statements, … Continue reading
After this month’s last session before the mid-term break, the Go_Girl project will be on holiday next week and the week after. We can’t wait to resume the sessions on 5 December!
After our reunion with the young women from last year’s cohort, we have started to recruite this year’s participants. We are thrilled that the Go_Girl project will re-start its weekly sessions in the Autumn with a new cohort of young … Continue reading
Having successfully completed Go_Girl a few weeks ago, the young women are now embarking on their own journeys, following their individual ‘road maps’ which they have crafted together with the team over the course of the programme. Today, Go_Girl project … Continue reading
We had fun showcasing some of our work at today’s IT Challenges 2018!
It’s summertime at go_girl! To celebrate the holidays and make the most of the amazing sunshine, we spent a fantastic day away at the beach in Bournemouth today. The weather was perfect, as was the delicious Fish & Chips at … Continue reading
Today was a very busy day for the go_girls: in the morning, the young women attended the Open Day at Rose Hill Youth Services together with Mel, where they introduced go_girl to other young people, youth- and social workers, and … Continue reading
Please welcome our new go_girl mascot, designed by go_girl participant and freelance designer DjayDjay. DjayDjay designed the mascot based on the input from all the go_girl participants, with special reference to Mel (see shield, representing Mel’s Jewel(l)s!) DjayDjay writes about … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
A description by Isabel of our visit to the Facebook HQ will follow soon. In the mean time, here are some visual impressions!
The recruitment of new participants for the next go_girl project cohort has started! Two of our go_girl pioneers, Chloe and Rosie, yesterday joined youth worker Mel on her visit to youth clubs in Oxfordshire to introduce the go_girl project and … Continue reading
The go_girl: code+create project continues this year with a new group of young women! Over the next weeks, we are planning to start with the recruitment of the new participants. Some of the young women who completed the programme last … Continue reading
Today, we celebrated our final project event! We all came together at Kellogg College to share the stories of our journeys over the past go_girl year with friends and families and to present the projects to those interested. Everyone seemed … Continue reading
Today was the last official go_girl session! It was very sad but wonderful to see how far everyone has come in the past year! We started the session with the usual check-in. With the final go girl ceremony, which is … Continue reading
Today’s symposium on ‘Women and Technology: How can we challenge inequalities in higher and further education?’ started with an introduction by Niall Winters, in which he welcomed the around 36 delegates and set the frame for the day. Referring to … Continue reading
go_girl: code+create Symposium on ‘Women and Technology: How can we challenge inequalities in higher and further education?’
Today’s session was all about giving our presentations the final polish and gaining that bit of extra confidence to present our projects to an audience. We started the session by doing some funny vocal exercises to learn how to project … Continue reading
In today’s session, we continued to prepare our project presentations and to finalize our projects. It’s only two weeks till we will present our projects for the first time to the public! We may not be fully finished with all … Continue reading
We started today’s session with our weekly check-in and then moved on to make mind-maps of project ideas for the creative individual projects and to present the ideas to the group. Some of the young women decided to work in … Continue reading
Originally posted on sabbahb:
In todays Go Girl session I started my individual project of making a game using Scratch. I brainstormed some ideas on a piece of paper of what I would like my game to be, then I…
As is tradition by now, we started today’s session with our usual weekly check-in. Julia, Sabbah and Shannon updated those who could not attend last week about the session and gave examples of the domain name they chose. We then … Continue reading
On Wednesday, 9 March 2016, from 10:30 – 11:00 at the Department of Education, Norham Gardens 15, we will be selling cakes to raise money for Paige’s fundraising appeal Please do come along and enjoy a cup of coffee or … Continue reading
We started today’s session with our weekly check-in and then Sabbah and Julia briefed the others who had not been there when we had talked about robotics (session 19) about the basics of the game they had learned. We also … Continue reading
Our wonderful and much loved Go Girl project team member and researcher, Paige, who is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, has been taken seriously ill while conducting fieldwork in the US. Two of … Continue reading
Today, the Go Girl project was showcased at the Oxfordshire County Council’s CEIAG Conferece (which stands for Careers, Education, Information, Advice, Guidance, if I am not mistaken!) at King’s Centre in Botley! It was a very interesting event and the … Continue reading
It was great to see everyone back after last week’s mid-term break! Today, nearly everyone was able to attend and we started the session with discussing what we need to prepare for tomorrow’s CEIAG Conference at King’s Centre in Botley. … Continue reading
Today nearly everyone was back. After the usual weekly check-in, we started the session by taking a group picture of us in our go_girl: code+create T-shirts (Shannon, Sabbah, Jess and Anne are missing in the picture). After a quick re-cap … Continue reading
We have just received the news that Isabelle and Frances’ competition entry ‘Identity’ has been crowned one of the winners of the Digital Wildfire competition of the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. And Chloe and Rosie’s entry ‘My … Continue reading
Originally posted on sabbahb:
On the 11th of November of 2015 I went to the Blackbird Leys Job Fair with Go Girl. ( Click the link to find out what else we go up to!) We participated as a group to…
On 11 November, the Go Girls made a trip to the job fair in East Oxford (see separate post). The young women had researched and prepared a set of questions to ask potential employers. They interviewed and filmed with their … Continue reading
The Go Girls were represented with this poster at today’s poster exhibtion at the Department of Education, University of Oxford!
After our introductory life skills sessions over the past month, we had our first session of the digital skills and digital storytelling phase today. In last week’s session, everyone had been tasked with documenting one day of their week by … Continue reading
Niall Winters introducing the go_girl project in a workshop at the Said Business School to IT Staff at the University of Oxford.
go_girl: code+create is a project at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, jointly run by Niall Winters and Anne Geniets. In line with Oxford’s targets in its Access Agreement with the Office for Fair Access, this interdisciplinary project complements … Continue reading