In recent weeks there have been stories about equality among races and women in the tech world. Coming off the heels of that comes some great news about an amazing intensive summer program that is focused on training young women in all aspects of the tech industry.
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.
The ability to learn and acquire a number of skills is a great opportunity for any young women who have dreams of going into the tech space. Having this mentorship program and women leading other young women to follow in their foot steps is great to see. With a great number of influential and impressive partners, this is definitely something that should be taken advantage of. Confirmed partners are:
Accenture, Adobe, AIG, Akamai, Amazon, AOL Charitable Foundation, AppNexus, AT&T, BSA| The Software Alliance, eBay, Electronic Arts, Expedia, Facebook, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, Groupon, The Honest Company, IAC, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, MassMutual, Microsoft, Moody’s, Pixar Animation Studios, Prudential, Saban Family Foundation, Square, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Verizon, & Viacom
Do yourself a favor and click here to see more information. Hopefully more of these type of programs pop up so the progress in this area speeds up and eventually becomes the norm.