Author Archives: Tracey Denton-Calabrese

Debugging our programs

Hello everybody. I hope you are having a great week so far. During our Skype session on Tuesday, we shared our homework which was to play around with the “Don’t touch your face” program. I drew a pair of hands, … Continue reading

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Creating filters and experimenting with pose estimation!

The post below was written by go_girl pioneer, Ruby. Hello everybody, I hope you are all having a lovely week so far. This week in our go_girl session I shared a filter that I created using sprites with the pose … Continue reading

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Image Recognition in Snap!

The post below was written by go_girl pioneer, Ruby. Hello everybody. I hope you are all doing well. In this week’s go_girl sesions on Skype, we worked in Snap! and focused on using costumes which can be drawings, photographs or … Continue reading

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Repeat that please! Adding listening to your programs

The post below was written by go_girl pioneer, Ruby Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely week so far. During our go_girl session on Tuesday, we had our usual check-in and afterwards I screen shared the sample … Continue reading

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) Through Gaming

The post below was written by go_girl pioneer, Ruby. Hello everyone.  It’s Ruby again and I hope you are all doing well. I participated in my third session with Go Girl on Skype.  We had our usual check-in before sharing … Continue reading

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Introduction to Snap! & NetsBlox

The post below was written by go_girl Ruby. Hello everybody. It’s Ruby. I hope you are all doing well during this unprecedented pandemic. On 2nd June, we had our first Snap! session on Skype. The session was led by Ken … Continue reading

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go_girl goes online!

Today Ashmita and I had the pleasure of meeting online with former go_girls.  It was wonderful to catch up and find out what they’ve been up to and how they’re coping during this unusual time.  We were thrilled to learn … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with former go_girls

It was a joy to get together with former go_girls for an afternoon of pizza and great conversation. We are proud to say that the majority of the young women are either in education or employment, for example, working on … Continue reading

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Sharing the go_girl mission

I was recently invited to present the work of the go_girl team to teachers and administrators at the Tucson Unified School District Teaching and Learning Summit (USA) and also to the University of Oxford IT Services Women in Technology Group … Continue reading

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Session 1: Go_Girl is back!

This week we had our first 2018/19 Go_Girl session – a Meet and Greet for our new cohort of young women. Staff members had an opportunity to introduce themselves and share a bit about their personal journeys and our new … Continue reading

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Countdown to the first 2018/19 Go_Girl session!

This week Go_Girl staff members met to discuss plans for Go_Girl 3.0. We are thrilled to be able to offer the programme for a third year and we are happy to welcome Colleen, our new Project Officer. The team had … Continue reading

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A Fun Reunion!

This week the Go_Girls and staff members came together for an afternoon of pizza and good conversation. It was exciting to hear about the education and career plans of the young women. They are pursuing a variety of options including … Continue reading

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Session 32: Forward Momentum!

The Go_Girls continue to keep up the momentum and push forward with their projects! Some are adding to and fine-tuning their work. Others are nearly done with their original projects and are creating an additional one to complement the original … Continue reading

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Session 21: Entrepreneurship for a Better World and Christmas Cheer!

Our last session before the Christmas/New Year holiday was a fantastic one! Bill Liao visited the Go_Girls to share his story of going from a high school dropout to an extremely successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, author and speaker. He also shared … Continue reading

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Session 20: Real life role models and coding superpowers!

Jo Hannaford, Partner and Head of the EMEA Technology Division and global head of Quality Assurance Engineering at Goldman Sachs, along with her husband Jon, paid a visit to the Go_Girls and shared stories about her journey from being a … Continue reading

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Session 9: The Go_Girls Enter the Blogosphere!

The Go_Girls enjoyed a fun-filled summer with trips to Bourmouth Beach and Cadbury World. The summer fun has come to an end. However, our exciting fall sessions are now in full swing! We kicked off our first meeting with an … Continue reading

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Session 2: Finances & Intro to Coding

Today’s session started with a weekly check-in, a time for each Go_Girl to share and discuss their weekly activities with the group.  After the check-in, we had an enlightening lesson on finances.  Some of the topics discussed were credit, interest rates, … Continue reading

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