In CS4Girls camps, girls will find a supportive environment as they collaboratively learn the fundamentals of coding. Our camps cover a wide range of curriculum, including web development, video production and wearable technology. Whether it's building a personalized "About Me" webpage, creating professional-looking videos or making an LED bracelet, our camps put the fun in summer and build girls' confidence in STEM!
CS4Girls was founded by Lauren and Chloe to inspire other girls to explore STEM and take their first steps as future coders, engineers or filmmakers. Pew Research finds currently, women represent only 25% of computer science jobs and 14% of engineering jobs. Through an engaging curriculum designed for girls, CS4Girls aims to bridge the gender gap and prepare girls for rewarding careers of the future. Since its founding in 2019, CS4Girls has held summer camps or clinics each year, exposing hundreds of kids to its STEM-related curriculum.
CS4Girls cofounder Lauren Wong is a sophomore at MIT majoring in Computer Science. She is a graduate of the Nueva School in San Mateo, where she first discovered her love of coding. Throughout high school, Lauren taught at the San Mateo Public Library library, helping run Girls Who Code workshops. In 2019, She and Chloe launched CS4Girls summer camps at the Hillsborough Recreation Department. Lauren continues to offer different content there each summer. She has developed various apps, including the DoNation iOS app, winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in CA-14.
CS4Girls cofounder Chloe Ng is an incoming freshman at NYU in the Tisch School of the Arts. She is a graduate of Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough. Chloe started a Girls Who Code chapter at her middle school, where she also taught coding. She is an avid video storyteller and is proficient with After Effects CC 2019 and Final Cut Pro X VFX software. Chloe developed CS4Girls' video production courses to share her love of video storytelling with other girls.
CS4Girls instructor Manya Goutam is an incoming freshman at Santa Clara University majoring in Computer Engineering. She is a graduate of San Mateo High School. Manya began her journey in Computer Science by learning iOS programming in 5th grade to create an iPhone Jeopardy quiz app for her Social Studies project. Manya also teaches Python for Girls Who Code, and at CS4Girls summer camps. In 2019, she developed microcontrollers and sensors for a brain-controlled wheelchair to help paralyzed military veterans and won the Congressional App Challenge in CA-14.