There was no limit to girls’ imaginations at an innovative technology workshop in Warrnambool on Friday and from the buzz in the room they loved every minute of it.
Girl Geek Academy partnered with the Warrnambool Art Gallery and Creative Victoria to host free STEM workshops in the city. Participants learnt to code rainbow LIFX lightbulb patterns using Python programming, heard about the art of game design and dabbled with robotics.
Head of operations Hannah O’Brien said students enjoyed using their imaginations to design a game concept. “They’ve got creative freedom,” Ms O’Brien said. “There’s no rules so if they want to have a space ship powered with jelly or if they want the character to be a watermelon, which one of the teams is working on, they can. They’re really uninhibited and they’re responding really well to it.”
It is an Australian first dedicated to boosting the number of women with successful STEM careers. Sessions continue on Saturday. To book go to thewag.com.au