New Girls Who Code Club starting in Chattanooga, TN

There’s a new club for girls interested in learning to code coming to Chattanooga, TN this fall. I’ll be starting a  Girls Who Code club at ChattLab, the makerspace here in Chattanooga.  This club is for girls in grades 6-12th.

Girls Who Code logo

Girls Who Code Clubs are free extracurricular programs for 3-12th grade girls, that teach participants about computer science (CS) in a fun and safe environment!

GWC Clubs take place throughout the academic year. They serve as a safe place for girls to spend time together, learning about CS and building their confidence.

Clubs provide participants with a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and an opportunity to use their skills to positively impact their community.

Clubs are hosted at non-profit locations, such as schools, libraries, and colleges/universities. They are led by volunteer Facilitators, who use the curriculum and resources provided by Girls Who Code on our learning platform, Girls Who Code HQ.

For information on this club and to be informed when the club starts up, e-mail Edna at edna@edna.tech

Successful Coding Boot camp experience formula

  1. Attend every class (Try your best not to miss any sessions)
  2. Spend 15 to 20 hours on your homework and studying every week
  3. Get social, go to meetups
  4. Fill out your LinkedIn
  5. Work on your portfolio constantly
  6. Attend conferences or anything you can make work
  7. Listen to podcasts
  8. Don’t give up

Trilogy posted a blog about ME!!

I’m excited to share that Trilogy wrote a blog about an interview that they had with me.  I’m very humbled that they chose me as a student that they wanted to highlight as a graduate from their program.

You can find the blog post on their site:  https://www.trilogyed.com/

One advice that I’ll share here from the interview is this

What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering enrolling in the coding boot camp?

Don’t hesitate. Just do it. Be ready for the investment of your time and your energy, and put 110% into what you’re doing, because if you don’t put in the work, it’s not magic…. You won’t make it. You have to be ready to learn and to start thinking in a different way.

Screen capture of the Trilogy blog featuring Edna Jonsson with the caption A fresh start coding at Florida Blue