Girls Who Code
Summer Immersion Program
June 27 - August 12, 2016
To empower more young women to pursue degrees and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, BSA | The Software Alliance, along with AOL, AT&T, Capital One, and Lockheed Martin are sponsoring the Washington, DC, area’s second Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. The Girls Who Code program, which kicked off June 27, brings 120 young women from throughout the DC region to Georgetown University’s downtown campus for seven weeks of intensive instruction in computing skills, ranging from mobile app development to web design to robotics.
In addition to learning to code, students hear from influential industry leaders and government officials inside the classroom, and take field trips around DC to meet with leaders in technology and government. The Summer Immersion Program also includes informal mentorship opportunities focusing on career and educational development, where students are paired with leading female executives from the DC area.
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Girls Who Code 2016 Outcomes + Impact
|August 10, 2016
Congratulations to BSA's Girls Who Code Class of 2016
On August 10, BSA’s students, their family members, and some special guests all gathered in the Lohrfink Auditorium at Georgetown University for the graduation ceremony.Read More
|August 4, 2016
The Technology of Life: A Visit from a Bioelectrics Researcher
On August 4, Pae Wu of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) spoke at the BSA classroom.Read More
|July 27, 2016
Coding is Out of this World: A Visit to NASA
On July 27, BSA's classroom visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to learn about the role of coding at NASA.Read More
|July 21, 2016
Women in the Workforce: A Mentorship Workshop at Microsoft
On July 21, the BSA and Lockheed Martin classrooms took a field trip to Microsoft’s Center for Innovation and Policy, where they participated in a Mentorship Workshop.Read More
|July 20, 2016
IBM Strategist Inspires the Next Generation of Inventors
On July 20, Lisa Seacat DeLuca stopped by the classroom to talk about her career and her patents.Read More
|July 19, 2016
The Mind of an Inclusive Designer
On July 19, the girls heard from Kat Holmes, the Principal Design Director of Inclusive Design for Microsoft.Read More
|July 12, 2016
Hacking for Capitol Hill: The Congressional Hackathon
On July 12, the BSA classroom participated in a Congressional Hackathon, hosted at the BSA DC office.Read More
|July 8, 2016
Cybersecurity 101: A Field Trip to Symantec
On July 8, the girls visited Symantec’s office in Herndon, Virginia.Read More
|June 28, 2016
Welcoming the BSA Classroom
The day after the Summer Immersion Program kicked off, BSA | The Software Alliance’s President and CEO Victoria Espinel came by to speak to the classroom.
|June 22, 2016
We kicked off the inaugural Girls Who Code DC program with an event at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies for the girls and their families.
- Building Pipeline of Tomorrow’s Female Tech Talent, Voice of America, August 28, 2016
- BSA | The Software Alliance Sparks Careers for Girls Who Code, NBC4, August 10, 2016
- Camp hopes to close tech industry gender gap by teaching girls to code, The Washington Post, August 9, 2016
- Girls Who Code gives high school girls a supportive, but rigorous, place to learn, Technical.ly DC, August 8, 2016
- Coding For Congress: Girls Who Code + Quorum Hackathon, Quorum, July 21, 2016
- Girls Who Code in D.C. show off programming skills to Congress, EdScoop, July 12, 2016
- BSA | The Software Alliance Sponsors Washington DC “Girls Who Code” Summer Immersion Program, June 27, 2016
- Girls Who Code 2016 Outcomes + Impact
- Girls Who Code By The Numbers
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