The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programme is a free 7-week summer programme for 10th–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the United States.
The Summer Immersion Programme is an introductory Computer Science course, and no previous experience is required.
16 Mar 2018
Each week of the programme covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The programme culminates in a final project where you build your own product and share it with your class.
OTHER KEY DATES
Early acceptance (Round One) application deadline is February 16, 2018, and the final (Round Two) deadline is March 16, 2018.
The programme dates, which vary by city, are given below:
Atlanta, GA: June 4 - July 20, 2018; June 11 - July 27, 2018
Austin, TX: June 18 - August 3
Boston, MA: July 9 - August 24
Charlotte, NC: June 18 - August 3
Chicago, IL: June 25 - August 10
Dallas, TX: June 11 - July 27
Los Angeles, CA: June 18 - August 3; June 25 - August 10
Miami, FL: June 18 - August 3
Newark/Jersey City, NJ: July 2 - August 17; July 9 - August 24
New York City, NY: July 2 - August 17; July 9 - August 24
San Francisco Bay Area, CA: June 11 - July 27; June 11 - August 3; June 18 - August 3; June 25 - August 10
Seattle, WA: July 2 - August 17; July 9 - August 24
Stamford, CT: July 2 - August 17
Washington DC: June 25 - August 1
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).