This is a FREE camp for students between the ages of 12 and 17 in San Diego. The camp is sponsored by the Women in Computer Science Club (WICS) at Westview High School and is taught mainly by current Computer Science major college students. High school students from WICS volunteer their time as well in order to create a relaxed environment in which every student's question can be answered.
In the small scale of Westview High School, the computer science classes consist of a male to female ratio of 7:1 and in the larger scale of the workforce, only 12% of engineers are female. It is our goal to introduce girls to the world of computer science and teach them the basics of programming through the use of guest speakers from a variety of fields, and fun, interactive programming projects. After learning the basics, we hope they have the tools they need to continue their programming education through self-teaching or other programs, and maybe even develop a passion that will lead them to lessen the gender gap.
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