INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN IN TECH
Each summer, Break Through Tech hosts a free, exciting learning opportunity for students starting their first or second year at CUNY. In just one week, students develop their own website and explore coding, product design, and user experience research. Summer Guild also builds a community of like-minded students through small classes and team projects. No previous experience with computer science is required to participate.
Break Through Tech is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 in NYC and surrounding areas. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with CUNY and Cornell Tech officials to follow official guidance from health officials.
All Summer Guild sessions in July and August will be held virtually.
What to expect?
Monday: Intro to HTML and CSS
Get hands-on training on the building blocks of web development, HTML and CSS.
Learn how to make websites interactive and incorporate web design best practices.
Wednesday: Design Your Project
Working with your project team and tech industry professionals, brainstorm project ideas, interview real users, and learn more about the tech industry.
Thursday: Build Your Project
With all of your new skills, build your project and get feedback from users.
Friday: Demo Day
Students present their projects to a group of peers and professionals, and learn the next steps toward pursuing a career in computer science.
Summer Guild runs multiple sessions (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm) throughout July and August. Laptops and internet hotspots may be available for students in need. Based on available funds, Break Through Tech also offers living expense grants to help with expenses that would prevent you from being able to participate in the program, such as childcare or work income.
Who should apply?
You should apply! Are you a current CUNY student? Will you be a CUNY student in the fall? Are you curious about technology and coding? Are you looking to join a supportive community across CUNY?
Break Through Tech works at the intersection of academia and industry to propel more underrepresented women into higher education and careers in tech. We welcome all applicants from underrepresented groups in tech to apply.
Applications for Summer Guild 2020 are now closed. All applicants will hear back by the end of May. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I came into the program not knowing what path I wanted to take…and, though it was only a week, I can say I’ve learned so much and now I know that I want to major in computer science…“