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The L Codent L Créent project

ENSTA Bretagne
Student Life
Since the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year, 9 ENSTA Bretagne student engineers have been regularly going to high schools situated nearby, to train female students in programming (Python language).
The "L codent L créent" project aims to show these young girls that careers in informatics are accessible, creative and just as suitable for them.

Every week, they meet the girls in order to create digital work. To do so, they have to program. This exercise is often preferred by boys and yet…the first computer programmer was a British woman called Ada de Lovelace.

To break the gender stereotypes and show the girls that informatics is also a field that they can explore, Cécile Plaud, lecturer at ENSTA Bretagne, and Pascale Gautron, informatics teacher, organized the "L Codent L Créent" initiative following on from the “Les filles qui” project of the University of Western Brittany (UBO) (Programming workshops for primary school girls)..

For the first edition, 9 ENSTA Bretagne students volunteered to teach Python language to 60 high school girls (4 high schools in the Brest area took part).

In the afternoon of Tuesday, 4 June, they will present their digital work to the project partners (Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Fondation Blaise Pascal).



Cécile Plaud
Associate Professor
Discrimination Advisor
Head of the Advanced Master in Maritime Project Management