July 16, 2019
Software.org: the BSA Foundation is excited to work with Girls Who Code to help close the tech gender gap. This summer, we welcome 22 high schoolers to our Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Washington, DC. During the program, students will learn to build websites, program apps, and more. They will also participate in a mentorship workshop, learn about career opportunities in STEM from software industry experts, and meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Software.org, which launched in April 2017, will continue the work of BSA | The Software Alliance, which has sponsored a DC Girls Who Code classroom since the program’s creation in 2015. This year, Software.org and Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy will host DC summer immersion programs to teach a total of 23 girls. The DC efforts are among over 75 Girls Who Code programs across the country, including classrooms sponsored by some of Software.org’s supporting companies: Adobe, Autodesk, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Siemens.
Software.org hopes to continue making a profound impact on girls interested in STEM and encouraging them to pursue careers in software.
To stay up to date with the girls’ activities, keep checking this webpage for updates throughout the summer.
To learn more about last year’s program, visit the 2018 Girls Who Code page.
My name is Sabrina Shie, and I am from the Bay Area, California. I graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and worked at a data management startup after graduating. I’m excited to work with Girls Who Code to empower girls to learn and understand software and have confidence while coding! An interesting fact is that this summer will be the first time I visit Washington DC.
Hi, my name is Sneha Kripanandan, I’m from McLean, VA, and I am going to be a sophomore at Virginia Tech. My current major is computer science and a fun fact is that I first learned CS through the GWC Summer Immersion program. I’m super excited to work with GWC because I identify very strongly with their mission.
I’m Dedra Eatmon, Ph.D. and this is my third summer as Washington, DC site lead for GWC. My previous experiences in engineering and education make this position a perfect fit. I enjoy working with the teaching teams and watching the participants develop into coders.
June 24, 2019
As software becomes more ubiquitous, the demand for people with coding skills continues to increase – not just in the software industry, but in every sector across the country. To address this challenge and help prepare the future generation, Software.org: the BSA Foundation is excited...
- Georgetown Summer Camp Teaches Girls to Code, NBC4 Washington, July 2, 2019.