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GCP NEXT World Tour: Girl Code meets Google Vision API

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Our 7th Girl Code event is a wrap! Google was in Amsterdam with GCP Next World Tour and so we hijacked Girl Googler: Sara Robinson! Sara first talked about everything what you can make Google’s Vision API do and more importantly: how. It wouldn’t be Girl Code without some coding, so after Sara’s talk it was time to open our laptops and play with it a little ourselves. We concluded the workshop with some brainstorming where the consensus seemed to be that we have to do something with Tinder and the Vision API… Very curious about those apps ;-)!

Thank you all again for coming and see you at the next one! Join us here to stay in the loop!

Girl Code meets Meteor

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Last week Girl Code decided to shake things up a little. Instead of your regular talks only meetup; Ineke, Katja and Kristin organised a hands-on meetup to take place at our HQ in The Hague. After some noodles and a quick intro everybody went on to code their very own game of Tic Tac Toe in MeteorJS. All levels were welcome.

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Because MeteorJS is so accessible, it is just the right framework for a workshop suited for all levels. With the right tutorial someone who hasn’t ever coded before can code their first Tic Tac Toe quite easily and get a taste of how much fun programming is. While at the same time, professional developers can easily go deeper and get more familiar with Meteor and code an advanced Tic Tac Toe.

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We had a full house and the workshop proved to be so much fun even the first time programmers were behaving like proper nerd developers: everyone was buried in their screen, coding the ultimate Tic Tac Toe and forgot to take care of themselves. The amount of candy bars and drinks we’ve got left is proof of that, lol. Girl Coders at the meetup told us this hands-on meetup was a welcome and a cool alternative to the regular talks-only-meetups. So this is one to get a rerun.

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Rerun!

A rerun like on tv and as good as any good old Friends rerun. We want to offer a second chance to everybody who couldn’t make the first Girl Code meets Meteor because it was in The Hague. So this night will be at our Amsterdam office and we hope you all join us there. We also would like to re-invite everybody who did come already and just want to do the workshop again or want to go on with their Tic Tac Toe they’ve coded last week. Whilst enjoying the good company of other Girl Coders and Meteor tutors of course. You can RSVP here: Girl Code meets Meteor Rerun at Q42 Amsterdam.

Meteor meetups

After coding your own Tic Tac Toe you might be hungry for even more Meteor. You can start on the tutorials Meteor.com offers and join the Meteor NL meetups which we at Q42 also organise.

Learning to code

If you’re just starting out learning to code it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we made this list with tools and websites which offer ways to learn how to code at home:

Codecademy
Khan Academy
Microsoft Minecraft
Codescool
Udacity
Coursera
Treehouse

Thanks to all the Girl Coders who joined us: you made this night a real success!

For more photos of the night check this album. Girl Code is open for everybody: all levels and genders ;-) You can join Girl Code here.

Update March 18 2016:

Meanwhile, Girl Code meets Meteor Rerun at Q42 Amsterdam is also behind us. And wow! What a turnout. 50(!) of you joined us for a night of coding. And we have pictures to prove it :-D Thank you all for coming!

You can finish or start the Girl Code meets Meteor Tic Tac Toe tutorial here.

Girl Code @ Nerds on Stage

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Vorige week woensdag was het zover: Nerds on Stage in de Rotterdamse Schouwburg. “Meet the brightest minds in technology and creativity”, zo wordt dit tech event voor scholieren aangekondigd op de site. Toen Katja, Kristin en Ineke met Girl Code werden gevraagd om daar twee minicolleges te komen geven, konden ze dus nog moeilijk nee zeggen. Wat een eer!

Het enige feit aan programmeren is natuurlijk dat je iets bedenkt en dat nog écht kunt bouwen ook. De nadruk van ons college lag daarom op hoe vet programmeren is, dat iedereen dat kan doen en dat iedereen dat eigenlijk zou moeten doen. En met iedereen bedoelen we natuurlijk iedereen!

Het was ontzettend gaaf om te zien hoe enthousiast iedereen werd van een connected hoelahoep en een slimme hue lamp. We kregen jongens aan het hoepelen en enthousiast voor Girl Code. Leraren vroegen ons tips om ook de meisjes in de klas aan het programmeren te krijgen. En wat natuurlijk vooral een succes was, was het enthousiasme van de aanwezige meisjes zelf. Alle scholieren die Nerds on Stage bezocht hebben, worden tóch maar programmeur. Achievement unlocked.

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