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Girls Who Code Is Debugging the Tech World

August 17, 2016
By Jarrod Whaley

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization with one very simple goal: to bridge the gender gap in the technology industry. One means by which they hope to do so is their Summer Immersion Program, in which young participants get a crash course in basic coding, before building an actual project. GeekWire explains further:

The girls have an opportunity to meet and hear from women working in leadership positions at tech companies, and the students are matched up with a female tech mentor. The mentors, who are in their early and mid 20s and work as developers and engineers, can help the students with college applications and career advice. Many of the mentors agree to stay connected with the students well after the camp has ended.

The gender demographics of the tech sector in general are quite appalling, and despite the sad fact that we as a culture have a very long way to go in this regard, it's great to see programs like this one find such success.