Girls Who Code @ Ridgefield Library

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The Ridgefield Library is pleased to be a host location for a local chapter club of Girls Who Code.

The Ridgefield Library’s current Girls Who Code “mini-club” one-semester curriculum will run from early February - May 2018.  It is open to girls who are Ridgefield residents and are currently in grades 6, 7 and 8 (or the home-schooling equivalent). Meetings will be held Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM in the Donofrio Family Technology Center at the Ridgefield Library. Sessions are held weekly (with some adjustment for school vacations) and registrants are expected to attend all sessions if possible (some leeway will be granted for unavoidable conflicts). Caitlin Saporito will be our new volunteer facilitator, assisted by Ridgefield Library liaisons Erica Gauquier, Teen Services Librarian, and Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Director.


Space is limited by the size of the technology center to a maximum of 15 students. If interest exceeds capacity, participants will be chosen by random lottery from all registrations received by January 15, 2018. You may download and print a registration form here.

Interested girls and their parents are storngly urged to attend an information session at the library on Thursday, January 4 at 7:00 PM.

Contact: Mary Rindfleisch, 203-438-2282 x11009

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors and bring high-quality computer science education to girls in grades 6-12 nationwide. Employing a flexible and proven curriculum, girls are equipped with skills that provide the foundation for a future in technology. This is accomplished by running 7 week summer immersion programs and through chapter clubs. 

The Ridgefield Library was host in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 to a local chapter of Girls Who Code for high school girls in 9th-12th grade. Girls completed 40 hours of instruction and participate in several exposure activities during the year. In the inaugural year, the girls visited Rent the Runway in NYC where they met 20+ women who are driving this tech based business and they participated in a Women in IT panel discussion at the Library where they were introduced to 6 diverse women working in computer science fields.  In addition to learning, the girls also gave back to the community. They helped staff the Hour of Code celebration event at the library that saw 300+ people in attendance and as a final project, created a game for use in freshmen orientation to introduce incoming freshmen to Ridgefield High School. Of the 17 girls that completed year one, all 17 returned for a second year and several are planning on majoring in computer science. For information on starting a Girls Who Code club chapter visit: Getting Started.

Ridgefield Girls Who Code club past projects completed may be viewed at



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