July 20, 2017
Software.org: the BSA Foundation is excited to work with Girls Who Code to help close the tech gender gap. This summer, we welcome 20 high schoolers to our Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Washington, DC. During the seven-week program, students will learn the fundamentals of computer science, from building a webpage to making a robot dance. They will also participate in a mentorship workshop, face off in a congressional hackathon, and meet industry experts.
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 five other groups will host DC summer immersion programs to teach a total of 120 girls. The DC efforts are among 80 Girls Who Code programs across the country, including classrooms sponsored by some of Software.org’s supporting companies: Adobe, Autodesk, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Workday.
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 previous programs, visit the BSA Girls Who Code page.