Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

girls who code


Girls Who Code is a volunteer-based nationwide program designed to bring together female computer scientists with girls from local schools to encourage the exploration of coding in a friendly and enjoyable environment.

In 2016, the Computing Directorate of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory partnered with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District to establish Girls Who Code clubs at seven Livermore middle and high schools. The Livermore Girls Who Code clubs are unique collaborations between the national nonprofit program, the local school district, and the Laboratory. Laboratory employees serve as mentors and volunteers for this program.

The Computing Directorate also partners with LVJUSD and the Livermore Lab Foundation to provide unique Girls Who Code opportunities. Click here for a special video on the 2017 program. In October 2020, the partnership presented Girls Who Code - Big! - providing local high school students with a virtual, yet full immersion introduction to supercomputing, big data technology and coding. The week-long event was staffed by more than 20 LLNL, LLF and industry colleagues and culminated in a special STEM Career Panel featuring current and former LLNL women.

These select programs are made possible via individual donations and the generous support of the Livermore Lab Foundation. For more information, contact Jamie Lewis at, or Sally Allen at