Upcoming Program

Computer Programming 1A

In collaboration with ASU Prep Digital CompuGirls Hawai'i is inviting girls currently enrolled and participating in our Cybersecurity Spring Camp to enroll in a course on Computer Programming 1A this coming June. The course will be held completely online where students will complete the program at their own pace. CompuGirls staff will assist with understanding, reviewing, and general questions about the content of the course weekly on Wednesdays throughout the month (five sessions total) from 1-2pm HST.

When
June 1-30th

What to Expect

  • Practice Javascript programming
  • Explore HTML commands for web pages
  • Learn programming languages
  • Create programs to implement algorithms
  • Convert number systems
  • Identify career options
  • Independently paced
  • High school credit*

Course Overview

This one-semester course is intended as a practice, hands-on guide to help students understand the concepts and techniques associated with computer programming. This course has four Units with 15 Lessons and four Unit Activities. This course describes the skills and training required for careers in computer programming and the work ethics required in a computing environment. It covers number systems, data types, and functions used in computation while also explaining types of programming paradigms and program structures. This course will also explain how to create web pages in HTML and how to create a JavaScript program.

Prerequisites

  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to visualize and apply creativity and innovation
  • General familiarity with the writing process and following guidelines
  • Current enrollment in CompuGirls Cybersecurity Spring Program

*Students must work with their high school guidance counselor to receive credit on their transcripts for this course.

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About

About CompuGirls Hawaii

CompuGirls Hawaii aims to introduce Hawaii girls, grades 9-12, from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to cybersecurity and information technology (IT) as a field of study and a viable career path. The program will work with women industry leaders who are successful role models and establish meaningful engagement and mentorship opportunities for participants. CompuGirls Hawaii will raise the profile of women as:

  • Future leaders in cybersecurity/IT
  • Preparing students to be college-ready with cybersecurity/IT as a potential major, and;
  • Successfully transform the future workforce of women leaders in cybersecurity/IT.

CompuGirls Hawaii focuses on providing participants with the necessary training, experience, support and mentorship to ensure future success. This multi-year program includes:

  • Virtual learning opportunities
  • STEM exploration camps
  • Interacting with women cyber leaders through video series
  • Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities, and;
  • Access to various STEM/cybersecurity related online courses via Arizona State University’s Prep Digital program, which offers educational opportunities related to cybersecurity/IT that may not be available at local high schools.

Participants will also explore the impact of cybersecurity/IT in the military, highlighting the current needs and presenting future career paths and opportunities. Girls with military and non-military backgrounds are invited to participate in creating a unique learning opportunity for participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to build relationships and learn from each other.

CompuGirls Hawaii is an affiliate of CompuGirls, a national program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of science and technology, and a partnership with CyberHawaii and the University of Hawaii. 

Past Programs

Cybersecurity Camp 2021

Spring Program

Hawaii girls in grades 8-12 were invited to apply for the CompuGirls Hawaii Spring Camp 2021, a free virtual program aimed to introduce and educate Hawaii girls underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Science) education to cybersecurity and information technology (IT). Students are participating in nine two-hour sessions on consecutive Saturdays from Feb. 20 – April 24, 2021 and have been provided with full access to the curriculum and activities. 

The Spring Camp includes the use of innovative technologies such as Gather.Town, a virtual space for students to interact more effectively online combining video-calling with a 2D map, and micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer that introduces how software and hardware work together. In addition, students are being introduced to cryptography: the practice of encrypting and decrypting data; the role of ciphers in cybersecurity: guessing the cipher key to reveal encrypted data; whether cracking ciphers is ethical; and much more.

Registration for CompuGirls Hawaii Spring Camp 2021 is now closed.

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