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Student Resources

The Empowerment Project

“The Empowerment Project is a film about the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries.”

Girls Who Code

“Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.”

Girls Develop It

GDI’s mission is to create welcoming, supportive opportunities for women and non-binary adults to learn software development skills. We believe in a world where all people are included and empowered in developing the future of technology. Through classes, projects, and events, GDI students develop code, confidence, and community.

INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati

“The mission of INTERalliance is to create a renowned, thriving and sustainable pool of IT talent in the Greater Cincinnati Region that not only fulfills local demand, but also is strong enough to actually attract new employers to the area. Opportunities provided by members of the INTERalliance begin in high school and continue through undergraduate and graduate school. High school faculty members identify and nominate the best and brightest of the students showing an interest in and talent for Information Technology to participate in highly focused coaching and job opportunities, featuring mentoring, and unique global and local employment opportunities. The goal is, in essence, to groom these students for consideration for the most attractive technology jobs in the Greater Cincinnati market.”

Learning Resources

Khan Academy

“Learn the fundamentals of programming on the Khan Academy Computer Science platform. Explore programs made by others. Write your own programs and share them!”

​Code Academy

“Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We’re committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.”

This site provides resources for learning JavaScript, HTML/CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby, and APIs

Stanford University

“This course is the largest of the introductory programming courses and is one of the largest courses at Stanford. Topics focus on the introduction to the engineering of computer applications emphasizing modern software engineering principles …”


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Programming Resources


“SmallBASIC is a fast and easy to learn BASIC language interpreter ideal for everyday calculations, scripts and prototypes. SmallBASIC includes trigonometric, matrices and algebra functions, a built in IDE, a powerful string library, system, sound, and graphic commands along with structured programming syntax.”

“Learn all about SmallBasic by using the curriculum. With the curriculum, you can lean Small Basic with separate lessons - just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher or as a student learning Small Basic on your own, the curriculum will guide you step by step.”

Squeak Smalltalk

“Squeak is a modern, open source, full-featured implementation of the powerful Smalltalk programming language and environment. Squeak is highly-portable - even its virtual machine is written entirely in Smalltalk making it easy to debug, analyze, and change. Squeak is the vehicle for a wide range of projects from multimedia applications, educational platforms to commercial web application development.”


Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of applications. Whether you’re new to programming or an experienced developer, it’s easy to learn and use Python.

Groups for Women in Technology


“ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.”

CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

“The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.”


GetWITit is a non-profit organization, with the specific mission of addressing the declining number of women in the information systems and computing industries, through programs that promote awareness, address attrition, create opportunities to transition to tech, and preparation for leadership.

The getWITit mission is to build a supportive environment where women of all backgrounds flourish in technology and to create opportunities for women to inspire others. Learn more about getWITit on the website:

The Anita Borg Institute

“Through our work every day, the Anita Borg Institute seeks to: increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women.” The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) “The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women’s participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.”

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

“This multi-tiered competition honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.”

Career Resources

Robert Half Technology

“Robert Half Technology offers a full spectrum of technology staffing solutions to meet our customers’ project, contract-to-full-time and full-time IT recruitment needs. As a division of Robert Half International, we are more than an established recruitment agency for careers in IT. We also have the resources to support your organization’s temporary and full-time staffing needs in the areas of accounting, finance, administrative and legal, as well as interactive, design and marketing.”

​Project Management Institute

“PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession.

PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.”

International Institute of Business Analysis

“International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. For individuals working in a broad range of roles – business analysis, systems analysis, requirements analysis or management, project management, consulting, process improvement and more – IIBA® can help you do your job better and enhance your professional life.”