While we believe that everyone, not only girls, should have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of software development, we also recognize that there is a long-standing marked imbalance in the ratio of men/women in technology. With two seasoned, female software developers as instructors, the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club aims to provide an environment in which girls can explore not only the tenets of well-written code, but the real-world process required to deliver software projects as well as an understanding of computer hardware.

Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring the movement to make the tech industry more diverse, equitable and welcoming to women

15.6% of Technical Positions are filled by Women

Apple Pushes Diversity, but Progress is Slow

Microsoft’s 2015 Diversity Workforce Report

More Programs:

Girls Who Code – GirlsWhoCode.org – A national Non-Profit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors

Hour of Code – HourOfCode.org – A global movement aimed at supporting one hour events that introduce computer science

DigiGirls, A Microsoft YouthSpark program helping high school girls the opportunity to learn about carriers in technology

TEALS – Computer Science in Every High School

Made with Code

Award and Internship Opportunities

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code Campus

NCWIT – National Center for Women & Information Technology – Aspirations in Computing Awards

Girls Make Games Summer Camp Opportunities

  • 2018 Locations and Info:  

    • Bay Area: San Francisco, San Mateo (PlayStation), Mountain View (Google)
    • East Coast: Boston (MIT), Durham
    • North West: Seattle, Redmond (Xbox)
    • Dates: July 9 – 27, 2018
    • Hours: 10am – 4pm (early drop off and late pick up available)
    • Ages: 8-11 and 12-17
    • Tuition: Between $1,000-$1,700. Spots first come first serve. Up to 100% financial aid available.



Blog of Available Summer Programs and Internships

Guide to CS Programs and Internships for High School Girls