The weekly sessions cover a wide range of subjects including coding, VR, role models and careers in the technology industry. In order to apply, the young women will need to fill out a short application, submit a short video, and aspire to have a career in technology.
While this program will only accept 15 girls, the Liverpool Girl Geeks organization hopes to serve 400 young women in their various programs throughout the year.
The director of Liverpool Girl Geeks Jo Morfee says programs like these are so important to correcting the gender imbalance in the technology sector. “These girls are the future of tech and it is so rewarding to be able to work with them closely to inspire and support them into the industry,” Morfee said.
Michelle Tilley, the Senior Release Manager at Playstation, spoke a bit about why it was important that Sony was sponsoring the Bootcamp. “There is an gender imbalance within our technology sector and we need to take action now to ensure a more balanced and inclusive industry for the future. I believe by supporting Liverpool Girl Geeks we are working towards this culture change.”
Applications are due by February 14, 2017. The Liverpool Girl Geeks organization does say that if you are thinking about applying, make sure you can attend all of the sessions. The Bootcamp will start February 28th and will continue for 6 weeks with an end date of April 4th.