The online Girls' Day workshop 2021 was a great success. Nine girls participated in the workshop "Coding? I can do that! - Build your own screensaver" and learned the basics for programming their individual screensavers.
At the beginning, the girls got a general video introduction, pre-recorded by the University of Stuttgart, where Prof. Nicole Radde, the university's gender equality officer, welcomed them.
After a short round of introduction, the girls were introduced to the subject "What is computer science?". After the theoretical part, the practical part could begin. The girls were devided in small groups of two to three persons and started coding their screensavers in different virtual rooms with the help of their supervisors.
During the workshop, the girls had also the possibility to participate in a computer science quiz. At the end of the day, we had two winners who will receive a prize: a computer science book.
At the end of the workshop, the girls had the possibility to ask their questions to the organisers of the workshop as well as to other computer science colleagues -- students, doctoral students as well as post-docs were available. Some of the screensavers could be shown and even be installed on the computers of the girls. The workshop day with the girls and the colleagues was a lot of fun and time just flew by.