Two-week summer courses for girls in 6th-12th grades
Girls Who Code is launching a new tuition-based summer program in 2018 called Girls Who Code Campus! Each Campus course is at DePaul University – Chicago and is two weeks long to fit with busy summer schedules. There are four courses for girls ages 10 to 18 that explore new and exciting material, including: Introduction to Computer Science, Website Design & Development, iPhone App Development, and Wearable Tech & Fashion Design.
Girls will explore coding concepts, build fun and challenging projects and join a national sisterhood of over 40,000 girls who code. Through hands-on activities and collaborative projects, girls will learn core computer science concepts. Girls Who Code Campus also features at least one woman instructor in every classroom, and Women in Tech Spotlights that expose girls to role models in the tech industry.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit committed to closing the gender gap in the tech industry and getting girls excited about careers in tech and software development. In addition to two-week Campus courses, Girls Who Code offers free Clubs that are facilitated at schools and libraries, and a 7-week free summer immersion program for 11th and 12th graders (application to open in January.).
Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani began her career as an attorney and activist and was the first Indian American woman to run for the U.S. Congress. She launched the organization five years ago in New York City after visiting local schools and seeing the gender gap in computing classes firsthand during her historic run.
Registration is open, and the early bird pricing expires Dec. 31. Combine the early bird discount ($100 off) with code REBELLIOUS to save $200. Twenty percent of seats are also reserved for full need-based scholarships, sponsored by Deloitte (see www.girlswhocode.com/campus for more). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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