Directory #CSforAll

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There are so many ways to get into CS. Here are just some ideas to inspire you.

Find a STEM opportunity near you

The Connectory

theconnectory.org

Discover events, ideas and opportunities at every level

TechPrep

techprep.fb.com

Find STEM summer programs and colleges

Teenlife

bit.ly/2n2X9uE

Do workshops, after-school programs and summer camps

Hands on Mobile

Years 3-6, San Diego

hands-on-mobile.com

Enter a global online science and engineering competition

Google Science Fair

Ages 13-18, worldwide

bit.ly/2alATB3

Join fast-thinking girls and build game-changing apps

Black Girls CODE Hackathons

Girls, ages 12-17, Oakland and NY

blackgirlscode.com/bgc-hackathons.html  

Take part in a competition for college scholarships

The Siemens Competition in Maths, Science and Technology

High school students (grades 9-12), regional and national levels

bit.ly/2aAFvI8

Get a one-hour introduction to computer science

Hour of Code

Age 6+, worldwide

code.org/learn

Take on other students around the world in a coding challenge

Google Code Jam

Age 13+, worldwide

code.google.com/codejam

Go for gold and the chance to represent the US

USA Computing Olympiad

Pre-college students, nationwide

usaco.org

Test yourself against other students around the world

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

Age 16+, worldwide

imaginecup.com

Find a computer science competition

The American Computer Science League

Pre-college students, worldwide

acsl.org

Spend 20 hours learning to code

Code Studio

Ages 4-18, worldwide

studio.code.org

Try games for tomorrow’s programmers

Blockly

All ages

blockly-games.appspot.com  

Create art, music, games and more as you learn to program

Pencil Code

All ages

pencilcode.net

Access tech courses on Python, 3D printing, Minecraft and more

Tech Rocket

Ages 10-18

techrocket.com

Make a website, learn SQL and more in eight different programming languages

Code Academy

All ages

codecademy.com

Find free resources to get you started on your coding journey

DeVry Bootcamp

All ages

partner.devry.edu

Watch YouTube videos on essential coding concepts

CodeNow

All ages

bit.ly/2aFmhlB

Learn to create animations, games and stories from Scratch

Scratch

Ages 8-16

scratch.mit.edu

Use your imagination making animated movies and simple video games

Alice

Students

alice.org

Build your own game or program with just a few lines of code

Small Basic

Ages 10-16

smallbasic.com

Take your pick of free tech topics – cryptography, algorithms, information theory…

Khan Academy

All ages

bit.ly/2al4Yqs

See what cybersecurity’s all about and take a look at study options…

Cyber Degree Hub

All ages

cyberdegreehub.com

Find role models

Grace Hopper Celebration

ghc.anitaborg.org

Find mentors in other technical women

Anita Borg Institute

Local events  bit.ly/2aHkFVm

The Systers community bit.ly/2aii83p

Learn to code with Microsoft

DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Girls, age 13+, locations around the US

bit.ly/2ap0QmJ

Spend your summer at the hottest tech companies in the world

Girls Who Code Immersion Program

Girls, ages 15-17, at leading tech companies around the US

girlswhocode.com/programs

Choose from game design camps, web design camps, robotics camps and more

ID Tech Camps

Ages 6-18, locations around the US

idtech.com

If you don’t have much CS experience but excel at maths and science

MIT’s Women’s Technology Program

Girls, ages 16-17, MIT

wtp.mit.edu

Become a technolochica, meet others and get info about opportunities

NCWIT’s TECHNOLOchicas

Latinas, nationwide

technolochicas.org

Workshops for the new generation of coders

Black Girls CODE

African-American girls, locations around the US

blackgirlscode.com

Learn to build apps and games at Hack Camp

Hack Club

Ages 14–18, San Francisco

camp.hackclub.com

Host a coding party at your house or school

Made with Code

Female high school students, nationwide

bit.ly/2aFA7E8

Become a coding ninja through community-based programming clubs

CoderDojo

Ages 7-17, worldwide

coderdojo.com

Find after school programs, summer camps and workshops

Tech Corps

K–12, locations around the US

techcorps.org

Scholarships, job opportunities and mentoring for girls and women

NCWIT Aspirations in IT Competition

K–12 through to higher education, national

bit.ly/2alCvKM

Enrichment programs, online learning, mentorships and more

MIT MOSTEC

Free for high school seniors, nationwide

bit.ly/2aoZwk1

Find success in tech

#Yes we Code

For students from low socio-economic backgrounds, nationwide

yeswecode.org

Prep for the tech industry

All Star Code

allstarcode.org

Map out your computing career path

Anita Borg Institute

bit.ly/2a8lIQ8

Discover internships in computer science around the nation

Internships.com

internships.com

Get an internship at Google

Google Careers

bit.ly/2al5y7F

You can also get a computer scholarship through Google

Google for Education

bit.ly/2acGZ79

Explore the hundreds of internship opportunities at NASA

NASA Internships

intern.nasa.gov

Find encouragement to pursue careers in STEM

Microsoft Careers

bit.ly/2aFAKxv

Microsoft also has a 12-week summer internship program for college freshmen and sophomores

Microsoft Careers

bit.ly/2aoYaDf

Read the interview tips from Microsoft – they’ll help outside of CS too!

Microsoft Careers

bit.ly/2azvuZT

Work for the social company

Facebook

bit.ly/2aDzFoO

Discover opportunities for students and recent grads

Ford

ford.to/2aqlJuR

Get a high tech career with a human touch

Dolby

bit.ly/2aHm6mM

Look out for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for current students

Under Armour

bit.ly/2aSTFkU

Get an internship with Apple

Jobs at Apple

apple.co/2aqmcxi

Get equipped for a Bachelor’s degree at a college or university

Dell Scholars Program

dellscholars.org

Cyber Corps: get scholarships for service

National Science Foundation

sfs.opm.gov

Get others involved in coding – start a hack club

Hack Club

All students

hackclub.com

Get a laptop, find a location, and start a coding club at your school

Google CS First

Ages 9–14, online resources

csfirst.withgoogle.com

Use your coding skills for good in a hackathon

Hacks 4 Humanity

All ages, California

hacks4humanity.com/index.html

Help others to learn to code

Khan Academy

All ages, nationwide

bit.ly/2ap00Uu

Create and edit female-focused Wikipedia pages

Girls-Only Edit-a-Thon

Girls, all ages

dsorg.us/2ap1fFI

Take part in a social media makeover and take on cyberbullying

Social Media Makeover

All students, nationwide

dsorg.us/2aijGu0

Sign up to be a coding mentor… or find someone who can help you

hack.pledge()

All ages, nationwide

hackpledge.org

Sign and support diversity in computing

Code.org

All ages, nationwide

code.org/promote

Make a difference to your local community

IgniteCS

College students

ignitecs.withgoogle.com

Get a bunch of resources for the classroom including posters, brochures, videos, webinars, news stories and information on standards

Computer Science Teacher’s Association

bit.ly/2acIpOS

Meet some inspiring Latina mentors

TECHNOLOchicas

technolochicas.org

Visit NCWIT for plenty of resources for counsellors

NCWIT C4C

bit.ly/2a8lMQ5

Watch inspiring speakers and videos and get posters for your classroom

Code.org

bit.ly/2aHnvtC

And watch Code.org ‘what most schools don’t teach’ video

bit.ly/2aikfnF

Read interviews with women in IT – how they got there and their advice

NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes

bit.ly/2aHoU3f

Follow The Foster’s journey to create an app Fost & Found for foster kids to find each other, resources, and homes

The Fosters

twitter.com/fost_and_found

Watch Yara Shahidi, who teamed up with with DoSomething.org to create a fun, SMS text message game to get girls interested in STEM

Science Sleuth

bit.ly/2aqndp7

Read about Katherine Johnson who calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon

Wiki

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Johnson

Or discover Victoria Pannell, a 16-year-old from The Bronx, whose app concept to stop sex trafficking won #YesWeCode’s first-ever hackathon

Victoria Pannell’s real-life story

bit.ly/2amA5ij

Also, check out the girls who invented the Tampon Run video game

Girls Who Code

bit.ly/2aSUTg1

Did you know 40s movie star Hedy Lamarr invented radio guidance tech for the military in WWII?

Famous Women Inventors

bit.ly/2al75uf

Find a FabFem role model in STEM

FabFems

fabfems.org

Meet some Tech Girl Superheroes from Downunder

Tech Girls are Superheroes

techgirlsaresuperheroes.org

Get some inspiration from these Dot Divas and their projects

Dot Diva

dotdiva.org

How Big Dream are helping girls around the world find a career in STEM

Big Dream Movement

bigdreammovement.com

Computer viruses, evil computer geniuses, and the Secret Service

Hackers (1995)

imdb.com

The difference between playing a game and reality

WarGames (1983)

imdb.com

The story behind the creation of Facebook

The Social Network (2010)

imdb.com

From college dropout to Apple entrepreneur

Jobs (2013)

imdb.com

The ultimate operating system

Her (2013)

imdb.com

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