First Bytes

First Bytes Brings Women to Tech

It’s no secret that women in tech are far more rare than they should be. At UT Computer Science, however, First Bytes is working to change this by reaching out to girls at a time when their career paths are still somewhat undecided. Established eleven years ago, First Bytes is a one-week camp for high school girls designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science and dispel myths about the field that keep women from participating.

First Bytes 2012

First Bytes Summer Camp

The tenth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, kicked off on June 17 on the university campus.

The free, weeklong camp showcases the potential of a rewarding career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Campers work together on programming language labs and logic games, see surgical robots in action, meet professional computer scientists, get career mentoring, play games, enjoy campus life and get a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job.

Worried about jobs, college women go 'geek'

An important catalyst driving women into the field of computer science is the concerted effort made by many schools to encourage women to do so. At the University of California, Berkeley, the director of diversity in the department of electrical engineering and computer science is spearheading a drive to get women into the field. The University of Texas hosts a free one-week camp for 60 high school girls called First Bytes.

First Bytes Camp 2011 Connects Girls to Technology

Campers at the ninth annual First Bytes Summer Camp worked together on programming language labs and logic games, saw surgical robots in action, met professional computer scientists, got career mentoring, played games, enjoyed campus life and got a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job.

Innovative Summer Program in Computer Science Reaches Out to Teenage Girls to Promote Interest in Technology

First Bytes Summer Camp

The ninth annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science, begins on June 19 on the university campus. The free, weeklong camp showcases the potential of a rewarding career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. Campers work together on programming language labs and logic games, see surgical robots in action, meet professional computer scientists, get career mentoring, play games, enjoy campus life and get a taste of what it’s like to have a fascinating, well-paying job.

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