Thursday, June 23, 2016
Disney Launches High School Computer Science Program For Girls
In what might end up being the most-sought-after summer camp experience ever for girls interested in technology and science, The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it is launching an on-campus, computer science immersion program aimed at high school girls. Disney said the program which will combine seven weeks of computer coding, with field trips to parts of The Walt Disney Company. According to Disney, the girls will receive more than 300 hours of computer science curriculum, ranging from web development and design to robotics and mobile development. The field trips include special visits to Disneyland Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering, Research & Development, and The Walt Disney Studios--not to mention, opportunities to meet with Disney executives and leaders. The new program is being run in conjunction with Girls Who Code, the nonprofit whose aim it is to inspire young women in the computing area. Only 20 girls, either high school juniors or seniors, will be invited to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.