Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17: Girls Who Code Summer Immersion expands to 60 cities

More than a thousand  high school girls will be learning to code this summer thanks to the 
Girls Who Codes  Summer Immersion program.  Girls Who Code just announced that they are now  taking applications for their  2015 seven week summer program which will be offered in 60 cities. That’s triple the amount of cities from last year with a goal of serving  triple the amount of girls it reached last year (375). 

So if you are a junior or high school girl interested in learning to code who live in one of these cities,  fill out your application for this  amazing free opportunity. 

Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Mountain View, CA 
Newark, NJ
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
San Ramon, CA
Seattle, WA
Springfield, MA
Washington, DC

You’ll  learn the skills you need to write computer programs and design mobile apps and build robots.   You’ll get to meet women in the computer industry  and get exposed to aspects of the business including mobile apps and robotics.  Check out what these girls had to say about their experience at Girls Who Code.

Reshma Saujani
One of the things I like about the approach that Reshma Saujani (founder and CEO of Girls Who Code) takes is that she is committed to keep the girls involved with high tech professionals long enough to  learn to code.  One Hour of Code is fun;  a one week summer camp can get your feet wet,   but seven weeks of coding with industry professionals will actually build the skills you need to understand what’s involved with learning to code and set you off towards an exciting high tech career.

Kudo's to Girls Who Codes for getting the industry support they need to set their site on teaching one million girls to code.

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