Sacramento Bee reporter Alejandra Reyes-Velarde writes “Between 2013 and 2015, iD Tech saw a 205 percent jump in girls nationwide who attended the coed summer coding camp, defying social stereotypes that paint science and tech as a boy’s game, said iD Tech vice president of strategic partnerships, Karen Thurm Safran.
“Girls and boys look at the world differently,” Safran said. “Having more women in these fields makes us look at the world in a more well-rounded way. It brings more diverse results from the workforce.”
Several Sacramento area summer coding camps are working around the same idea. On Monday, the Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center plans to hold its first all-girls summer camp in collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education, or C-STEM. The program invites 20 girls from underrepresented communities around the area to learn coding skills.”
The C-STEM girls camp was made possible by the Junior League of Sacramento.