Girls Programming League Challenge 2020 Open for Registration

GPL Challenge 2020

On September 19th, 2020, GPL Club will host the 3rd annual GPL Challenge virtually. It will include morning programming competition session for middle/high school girls and the afternoon talk and panel discussion given by academic and industrial female leaders in STEM area. The competition will provide female students with the opportunity to solve algorithmic programming problems in a supportive environment for both beginning and experienced programmers. The keynote speech and panel discussion will give the participants insight into the current state of the STEM field from a female perspective.


9:00am    –   9:15am Check-in
9:15am    –  11:15am   Contest
11:15am  –  12:00pm   Keynote Speech
12:00pm  –  1:00pm     Lunch
1:00pm   –  2:00pm    Women in STEM Panel Discussion: COVID-19
2:00pm   –  2:30pm    Closing Remarks + Awards

Who is eligible: open to all female students in high school or middle school

When is deadline:  Registration officially closes on Saturday, September 12th or earlier, when the maximum capacity is reached.  

What’s the prize: Top three teams in each division will get awards and trophies. Top 8 teams in each division will get certificates.

How to Enter: Registration Link:

More information:

Girls Programming League (GPL)

When Harker Programming Club hosted the Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) programming contest in 2018, they noticed that only 10% of around 200 contestants and award winners were girls. Hoping to close the gender gap in computer science and technology, they formed Girls Programming League (GPL), a nonprofit organization aiming to inspire and empower female students in the Bay Area community to learn programming and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Students at Harker currently serve as club officers.

The Harker School is a K-12, coeducational, private, non-profit school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating 2,040 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California. We have a beautiful, expansive campus specifically designed for each of our three divisions – lower, middle and upper – where our students enjoy outstanding facilities, leading-edge technology and inspiring faculty who help them become the best they can be.  Visit for more details.



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