Women In Computing

Women in Computing Day is a bi-yearly event for girls, aged 9-13, who are interested in the amazing feats we can accomplish with technology. Presented by the Next Century Corporation.     About Our Program Past Events Visit Our Blog Sign-up For Updates Email Address...

Women in Computing Day 2016

Women in Computing Day June 04, 2016 Over 50 young ladies ages 8-14 joined us at our Next Century headquarters for a fun filled day of activities related to the STEM industry. Activities included stop motion video, programming games, finite-state machine activity,...

Next Century Women in Computing Day 2016

We had an amazing time at our annual Women in Computing Day on June 4th! This event was FREE for girls who wanted to explore what it’s like to program computers and interact with positive adult role models within our industry. The room was at full capacity! President...

Women in Computing Day 2014

This year’s “Women in Computing” day was a great success!! We had a total of 36 young ladies between the ages of 8 and 14. Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping – we couldn’t have done it without you! And thank you to those who signed up your family members/friends! It was great seeing familiar faces as well as new ones.

The girls participated in many fun activities that involved programming Furbys, creating circuit boards, designing custom apps, and putting together innovative game controllers with play dough and crafts. The girls enjoyed delicious pizza for lunch, wore cool shirts and took home USB bracelets with the Next Century logo – an awesome crowd pleaser!

One of the activities the girls participated in was recreating Flappy Bird – a fun application for mobile devices. If any of the participants of the day would like to continue this project feel free to pass along the link.

The keynote speaker this year was Courtney Thurston – a brilliant young lady who inspired us all. Only 17 – but already a great achiever in the wonderful world of technology! For more information on Courtney you can go to her LinkedIn profile here.