Time to get together again!
When: Tuesday, September 25th – 6:00 pm
Where: Amarillo Central Branch Library (across from the Civic Center).
- Bill Glover – Welcome and introductions
- Jerri Glover – GOTV
- DeWayne Higgs – A report on our recent Hack-A-Thon
- Delane McUne – Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national organization whose goal is to close the gender gap in the computer science field by 2027. Right now, only 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women, but technology careers are some of the fastest-growing in the nation.
The Amarillo College Girls Who Code Club began in the fall of 2017 with seven girls ranging from 6th – 9th grade. The 2018 group began meeting in mid-September and currently has seven girls (five are returning from the previous year). Our mission is to create a sisterhood of support for teen girls interested in exploring the world of coding.
Delane attended Amarillo College before earning her BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. After working for several years at GE Power Systems, she opened her own business and received an MBA from Eastern New Mexico University. She began her career in academia in 2004 and has taught in a variety of academic areas including Management, Industrial Technology, Wind Energy, Engineering, and Computer Information Systems. She is currently the CIS Lab Administrator and an Instructor at Amarillo College. She enjoys spending time playing Dungeons & Dragons with her family and volunteering with a variety of local organizations.
Look forward to seeing you there!
All the best,