Girls who Code, Make, Pitch at hackathons and more

Taking part in Day of the Girl celebrations at Mill Valley Community Center allowed us to reflect on all the great creative computing we see girls doing in TinkerTech classes. Because our programming is mostly for elementary age, we tend to offer mixed classes. But for middle school, girls often like to have their own class. TinkerTech would like to offer more opportunities for more girls in Marin County who’d like to learn to code, program robots, build games or explore digital storytelling through computer animation. If that’s you, get in touch by email to

Learning to create with technology is one great way everyone can empower themselves. In a digitally driven world, everything we consume is effectively controlled and directed by code.

Girls in TinkerTech classes in Marin have done great things. Some have entered app development competitions like Technovation Challenge and the Congressional App Challenge. Other girls enjoy coding the micro:bit, making animations in Scratch, or programming (and debugging) robots. There are so many creative things you can do with code! Click this YouTube link to see Marin girls at a hackathon at Google and the Marin Teen Girl Conference pitching their own ideas for apps and AR developer Nicole Lazzaro talking about her app, Play White Rabbit.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out with an email to As soon as we have a group ready, we’ll get a class or workshop up and running for you through the Mill Valley enrichment program!