Girls Who Code recruiting for Summer Immersion Program

Reshma Saujani – Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani – Founder. Source: http://girlswhocode.com/about-us/

Girls Who Code is an organization that attempts to close the gender gap in technology by providing American girls with high level computer science and engineering education in areas such as web development, robotics, design and mobile development. A program that started barely four years ago in New York City is today a national initiative that engages several organizations from the private and non-profit sectors.

In 2016, Girls Who Code will host 78 Summer Immersion Programs, where 1,560 girls will engage in over 300 hours of coding during seven weeks at different high-tech organizations. The initiative will provide $1 million dollars in scholarships to support participants from underserved communities to attend the Summer Program.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion programs will take place in 11 major cities across the US. Some examples of partner companies that will host the participants are Accenture, Adobe, Microsoft, Pixar Animation Studios, Twitter, Amazon, Verizon, IBM, Electronic Arts, The Workday Foundation and Expedia, among others.

For more information about the organization and how to apply for the Summer Immersion Programs, visit the Girls Who Code website.

 

Additional Sources: Girls Who Code, Microsoft, CNN