It's time to bring Silicon Valley level
tech education to Silicon Prairie

Seriously. Only 20 schools in IA offered the AP Computer Science course last year, less than any other STEM subject.
Of the 169 Iowans who took the exam, only 14% were female.

We’re building a pipeline of future female software engineers, right here in Iowa.

What is Iowa Girls Code?

Iowa Girls Code is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to teaching middle and high school girls (grades 9-12) about app and website development and how to explore a career in Computer Science. We pair teams of 5-10 girls with mentors from our partner companies.
After the initial Fall Kick-Off event, teams will design and implement a project together. Meeting at least twice a month, Iowa Girls Code is an entry level, low time-commitment way to be introduced to coding in a supportive environment.
On March 5th, 2017, teams will return to the Iowa Girls Code Spring Summit to present their project for the chance to win prizes!
Press about Iowa Girls Code

Program Timeline

Fall Kick-Off

Check out what Iowa Girls Code is all about and see if coding might be the career for you at our Fall Kick-Off event!

Be matched with a team of fellow female coders and a mentor from a local company, watch cool tech talks & demos, and attend workshops!

Sept 24th 2016

Mentor Meetups

Your team will meet to build an app or website, learn about a future career in Computer Science, and do Silicon Prairie tech tours!


Spring Summit

You've spent the past few months building an awesome app or website with your awesome team, and now it's time to present!

Demo your work in front of students, tech professionals, and a panel of judges to compete for prizes!

March 5th 2017


These Iowa-based companies and organizations make Iowa Girls Code possible by providing mentors and sponsorship!