Cambridge University Computer Laboratory and Cambridge Coding Academy are running their first coding summer school specifically for girls, which will run from the 10-14 August.
The aim will be to provide coding and thinking skills which are in growing demand across all industries.
Dr Simone Teufel, Reader at the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory writes:
“This is for you if you get joy from logical thinking and from building something yourself, even if you have never programmed before. I am absolutely certain that the summer school is going to be not only very valuable, but also really fun.”
With no prior coding experience required, students will complete a creative, practically-driven curriculum by building tangible products using industry-relevant technologies that are suited to their personal goals.
The students will tackle programming projects ranging from game creation to programming drone movement.
The summer school is being sponsored by Sophos, CSR, Microsoft and RealVNC, and will cost a subsidised price of just £99 for the week.
“It is designed to empower and establish new opportunities for young women to help shape the future and close the gender gap in the technology sector,” said Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO & Co-founder Cambridge Coding Academy.