Registration is open for the Girls Who Code Chicago Summer Immersion Program. This selective, hands-on, seven-week summer program is growing once again. This year they will host programs in 17 cities around the country, including Chicago, Charlotte, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Miami, LA, NYC, Seattle, Newark, DC, and around the San Francisco Bay Area. The Summer Immersion Program helps them grow their tech skills and build personal networks in the field.
Round one of the application process is super easy. And the program is free thanks to generous corporate and philanthropic donors. This amazing opportunity open to girls who are current high school sophomores or juniors in the United States.
Truly a life-changing program, many alumni go on to major in CS or a related field and many go on to teach others to code. Many have also moved on to technical internships at top tech companies like Facebook, Google, and others.
Girls Who Code Summer Program
- 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
Students must commit to attending the full 7-week program, which will run Monday through Friday from 9-4. Dates vary by city. The program is free, but students must arrange their own transportation. Scholarships may be available to cover costs if transportation fees or lost wages are an issue.
The Girl Who Code Summer Program only has spots for about 20 girls per site, so it’s obvious a competitive program. Click to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2018.
For additional insight, meet one of the 2015 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program teaching assistants in Chicago, University of Chicago computer science student Sydney Ko.
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