Miami Dade College’s Idea Center to Host Girls Who Code Course

Miami, June 5, 2017 – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) once again joins Girls Who Code and its national effort to close the gender gap in technology. As part of Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program, The Idea Center will host a free computer science course for 10th and 11th grade high school girls from June 19 – August 4 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

Summer Immersion Program students will learn the basics of several programming languages, including Python, JavaScript and html. Students will also learn to program robots, and will spend the final two weeks of the program building websites, apps and other projects.

WHAT:      The Idea Center to Host Girls Who Code Course

WHEN:      Monday, June 19, – Friday, August 4

WHERE:    The Idea Center | MDC Wolfson Campus | 315 N.E. Second Ave.

About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Our students not only learn beginner CS, but become part of a larger movement of female coders. Our curriculum helps students build sisterhood in the classroom and field trips and visiting speakers expose students to careers in technology. In doing so, GWC programs inspire, educate and equip girls to pursue 21st century opportunities.

About the Idea Center @MDC
The Idea Center @MDC is the college’s hub of innovation, the place where students from all disciplines can gather, collaborate and take advantage of resources and training to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. Through cutting-edge entrepreneurship education, professional development and experiential learning, students and community members can acquire the tools needed to identify challenges and develop solutions. The Idea Center has several components including MarketHack, CREATE accelerator, CodePro, The Startup Challenge, and the Innovation Lab, to name a few. It is made possible through the support of Knight Foundation. For more information, visit

For more information and to sign up, please contact Rachel Jenkins, 305-237-7873,, or visit