Coding Sisters

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Bilwic (Bilkent Women in Computing) this year joined the Internet Society Union (ISOC) chapters marathon which is “Chapterthon”. Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters marathon, where all ISOC Chapters can participate by developing a project within a timeline and budget to achieve a common goal for the development of education and the Internet.
For 2017, the topic was Education and the Internet. Projects should have done in one of the following categories:

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Digital literacy
Online lectures
Training people in the community
Developing connectivity for a school or an educational institution

As Bilwic, we joined Chapterthon with “Coding Sisters” project. We aimed to take the first step to coding with 40 girls who study 9th and middle school by using Oracle Academy’s Alice tool. This project we organized on November 12, 2017 was extremely entertaining for both children and us. Throughout the project, we have completed our activity with day-to-day coding trainings, chatting with children and Bilkent university tour.

We would like to thank the GEP (Gönüllü Eğitim Projesi) and Oracle Academy for assistance during the project.