Hey Allgirlithm Readers! Hope you're as excited for summer as we are. (And for those still in school, keep pushing!) We're here with some cool opportunities and resources to help you keep up with your computer science studies. P.S., if you haven't checked out our AI Club program, you're missing out! Summer is a great time to start planning for projects during the school year, and we'd love to have you as part of the team. We're also rolling out a similar program for tech workshops and other outreach events, using open-sourced curriculum free and open to everyone, so stay tuned.
For a refresher on all things tech, check out this great resource again: https://code.likeagirl.io/a-high-school-students-guide-to-cs-programs-internships-487586031e07. You'll see a bunch of summer programs; although some deadlines have passed, the internship advice is also really great.
This is also a great time to look for scholarships. Check out this spreadsheet for a comprehensive list:
Need other opportunities? Look at NCWIT: https://www.aspirations.org/participate/opportunities
Or just want to get mentorship? Join #BuiltByGirls WAVE program:
For those in the Bay Area: Check out Bay Area Teen Science at http://bayareateenscience.org/, or give them a follow on social. They have some great opportunities specific to California.
The Congressional App Challenge is coming up in November. You will need submit an app, a demo video, and written responses to the competition, so it's great to start in the summer. Free resources include MIT AppInventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/) and Xcode (free download on Mac).
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award application is due in the fall of 2019. The application includes several questions and essays. The award is based off of aspirations, so don’t worry if you are relatively new to coding!
That's all for now! As always, look at Allgirlithm's Resources page if you're stuck, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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