For the 3rd year, Autodesk is proud to be a corporate partner of the Summer Immersion Program through Girls Who Code (GWC). GWC is non-profit aiming to close the gender gap in technology. This year’s executive sponsor, Senior Vice President of Design and Creation Products, Amy Bunszel, has enabled a variety of activities and opportunities during which the participants will learn from Autodesk employees.
Twenty young women in the 11th and 12th grade will spend seven-weeks here in the San Francisco Autodesk office learning computer science fundamentals. Employees have been encouraged to take the time to introduce themselves to the participants when they see them around the office.
Throughout their stay at Autodesk, the GWC curriculum is being enhanced with engaging activities and workshops, mentoring events, and field trips. For example, the program kicked off with a Welcome Meet & Greet event with parents and staff getting a tour of the Autodesk Gallery to learn about the cool things our customers and Autodesk employees imagine, design, and make.
Coding is alive in the lab.