Girls’ Programming Network (GPN)
The Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) is a program developed and run by girls for girls.
Managed by a group of female IT students from the University of Sydney, GPN is run each term for high school girls interested in learning to program and improving their software development skills.
Each week you learn about exciting different topics in computer science, ranging from cellular automata to artificial intelligence.
You will also learn to program in Python and get hands-on experience writing computer programs that do what you want! Last year, GPN students put their skills to use writing chatbots that could enter a chat room and talk to participants.
GPN is a great way to improve your programming skills for the HSC Software Design and Development course as the tutors will cover the programming-related syllabus topics while teaching you to program in Python.
GPN will also prepare you for the National Computer Science School (NCSS) over summer and the NCSS Challenge which runs in Term 3.
You will be able to learn at your own pace while working one-on-one with tutors.
GPN is also a unique opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, find mentors, and find out about university life.