Canadian coding school Bitmaker Labs announced this week that female registrants participating in the bootcamp would be eligible for its new “Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Computing.”
Grace Hopper was an American computer scientist and is credited with developing the first compiler for a computer programming language. She played a huge role in programming history, but two decades after her death, women are still grossly underrepresented in computing. To help more women find the path to computer science, Bitmaker is offering all women participating in its August, October and January groups a $500 deduction.
“The scholarship program seeks to broaden the participation of women in computing by enabling a wide variety of students who otherwise may not have the means to attend and participate at Bitmaker Labs,” Bitmaker Labs Tory Jarmain wrote in a blog post published this week.
“To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.” – Grace Hopper