Girls Who Code is now acccepting applications for the 2015 Summer Immersion Program!!! Please share the news and encourage the high school girls you know. Girls can apply at www.girlswhocode.com/applynow.
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors inside a technology company or university. Young women get hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Project-based curricular modules allow participants to build products and develop innovative solutions designed to inspire an interest in and enourage their pursuit of computer science.
Daily classroom instruction is paired with talks, demos, and workshops led by inspiring female entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, designers, and computer science majors who serve as mentors and role models throughout the program, each aligned with the subject matter discussed that week. Field trips to the tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, AT&T, Gilt Groupe, Foursquare, and the News Corp allow the young women to envision a future for themselves in this career and begin networking with those in the field.
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
Key programmatic components of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program include:
SKILLS: Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development.
EXPOSURE: Speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female
engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups,
academic institutions and more.
MENTORSHIP: Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide
career and academic mentorship.
The Summer Immersion Program dates vary based on city and location. Check out the program dates and locations below for more information. Additional location information can be found once you begin your application.
Akamai and Twitter: 6/29/2015 – 8/14/2015
Google, Microsoft, and TripAdvisor: 7/6/2015 – 8/21/2015
Accenture, GE, Google, Groupon, Microsoft: 7/6/2015 – 8/21/2015
Los Angeles Locations:
AT&T, Google, Saban Foundation and The Honest Company: 6/15/2015 – 7/31/2015
Location TBD: Date Range: 6/15/2015 – 7/31/2015 OR 6/22/2015 – 8/7/2015
New York Locations:
AOL/CUNY, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Moody’s, Twitter: 7/6/2015 – 8/21/2015
Accenture, AIG, AppNexus, AT&T, IAC, Viacom: 7/13/2105 – 8/28/2015
Prudential and Verizon at NJIT: 7/13/2015 – 8/28/2015
San Francisco Bay Area Locations:
Adobe: 6/15/2015 – 8/7/2015
Adobe: 6/8/2015 – 7/31/2015
GE, Intuit: 6/22/2015 – 8/7/2015
EA, eBay, Moody’s, Square, Microsoft: 6/15/2015 – 7/31/2015
Facebook: 6/15/2015 -7/31/2015 or 6/22/2015 – 8/7/2015
Twitter: 6/8/2015 – 7/24/2015 or 6/15/2015 – 7/31/2015
Amazon, AT&T, Expedia, and Google: 6/28/2015 – 8/14/2015
Adobe and Microsoft:7/6/2015 – 8/21/2015
MassMutual: 6/29/2015 – 8/14/2015
Washington D.C. Locations:
Georgetown University; 6/29/2015 – 8/14/2015 (BSA & Lockheed Martin)