Blizzard Teams with Girls Who Code
Last summer, Blizzard Entertainment was proud to partner with Girls Who Code, an educational nonprofit whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology. As part of the first ever Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Orange County, 19 local high school girls spent seven weeks in intensive classes on the Blizzard campus learning tech skills ranging from robotics to web development, and more. The girls also learned about technology jobs at Blizzard via mentorships with women at Blizzard, and special workshops with various development teams. The program concluded with a graduation event where family and friends celebrated the students and viewed their final projects. All of us at Blizzard were pleased to help inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders in computer science. You can check out a recap video of last year’s program at Blizzard below.
We’re pleased to announce that Blizzard will host another Summer Immersion Program here at Blizzard headquarters this year. Girls Who Code is currently accepting applications for all of their 81 Summer Immersion Programs across the United States. If you’re a 10th or 11th grade girl interested in computer science, or know someone who is, check out the Girls Who Code page for more information on how to apply to the program. The deadline is February 15 for early acceptance, and March 15 for regular acceptance. There are no fees for application or acceptance into the program. Also note that Blizzard is not involved with the selection process, and placement into a specific program can’t be guaranteed.