Summer camps try to solve Silicon Valley’s gender gap

Girls Who Code, an eight-week New York summer camp, immerses 20 high school girls in a tech training boot camp. Eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, the young women learn about a wide variety of tech topics from robotics to website design…

It’s a gender gap that businesses are longing to fix. Women are more active Internet users than men, according to data from Pew, and they are far more engaged in social media… That’s precisely why Twitter has become involved in the tech summer camp. As a partner of the program, the microblogging site admitted in a recent blog post that it has invested in rallying young women into technology, because “having more female engineers on staff leads to having an even better working environment at Twitter.”

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