First Bytes

First Bytes Brings Women to Tech

March 24, 2014

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 Receives Freescale Foundation Grant

February 4, 2014

Freescale Foundation has chosen First Bytes Summer Camp as one of six 2013 grant recipients. Funding from the Freescale Foundation will be used to provide room and board, field trips and supplies for campers. ...

First Bytes 2012

June 28, 2012

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'

June 28, 2011

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

June 27, 2011

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

June 16, 2011

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. ...

First Bytes Summer Camp Introduces Girls to Computer Science

June 18, 2010

The annual First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by UTCS, illustrates the wow of a career in technology to selected Texas high school girls. ...

First Bytes Summer Program Addresses Gender Equity In Technology And Computing

June 5, 2007

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) hosts the First Bytes program as an educational outreach initiative to enhance gender equity in technology and computing fields. ...

First Bytes 2006

June 22, 2006

UTCS hosts two community outreach camps in July. The first is our Teacher Camp for high school computer science teachers July 12-14. The second camp, First Bytes, lasts from July 16-22 and is a residential camp for high school girls interested in science and technology. ...

2004 First Bytes a Success

August 1, 2004

From July 25 to July 31, 45 young high-school women attended the 2004 First Bytes Summer Camp where they explored computer science. At the camp, they had the opportunity to learn that "computer science is more than video games." ...

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