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JUN 26, 2016 | US

Girls Who Code


Summer Immersion Program
Washington, DC
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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Program Highlights:

Heather Higginbottom speaking 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.

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Pae Wu Presents to Girls Who Code Classroom 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.

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Girls in Space 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.

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VAE introduces Susan Mann 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.

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Lisa Deluca Presentation 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.

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Kat holmes Microsoft 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.

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gwc hackathon 150 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.

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Girls Who Code BSA Symantec Field Trip 150 July 8, 2016
Cybersecurity 101: A Field Trip to Symantec

On July 8, the girls visited Symantec’s office in Herndon, Virginia.

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gwc group photo 150 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.

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Open House BSA Girls Who Code June 22, 2016
Open House

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.

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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