Etsy sponsors ten $5,000 scholarships for women in Hacker School

Applications are open for the Summer 2012 batch of Hacker School. The deadline to apply is May 7, though we'll accept late applications. It will run from June 4 to August 25. The batch will be hosted at Etsy, which is also sponsoring $50,000 worth of scholarships for female programmers (Hacker School remains free for all students; the scholarship money is for living expenses). We're trying to make this batch at least 50% women.

We're hoping to make our summer batch our biggest yet with 40 students. That number would have seemed absurd to us last year when we started with six students, but now it seems quite doable.

We're going to run the batch in two cohorts of 20 students each. We think this will give people the best of all worlds. Day to day it will feel a lot like this batch, which has 20 students, but we'll have social and other events where the two groups come together, and they'll be able to draw on the collective intelligence of a much larger group.

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'C Programming For Absolute Beginners' has started on the Courses list

Come one, come all, come learn the basics of C programming in a nice bite-sized course that speaks plain English, and has fun examples. All you do is register for the Courses mailing list. All lessons and messages are archived. Come one come all!

Call for Participation: Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

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The 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)
has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference,
presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the
world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper
Celebration will take place from October 3 – 6, 2012 at the Baltimore
Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme “Are We
There Yet?” recognizes that technology and the culture of technology
are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are
striving to achieve.

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