Why to study with us?
Still not sure what to study after you finish high school? Which university to apply for? Explore the world of information technologies beyond the realm of general knowledge. In a week, we will show you the way into IT, what it really stands for and all the practicalities.
Program, get creative and make your own blog or a web-based game. Technologies can help you change the world. Programming only requires practice. All it takes is for you to be willing, motivated and persistent. Take the future in your hands and sign up for our IT Summer School. IT is not just for boys, you’ll see.
In one week of IT Summer School, we’ll teach you:
To create a website using HTML and CSS
To work with vector curves and graphics software
The basics of web function programming
Never seen HTML, CSS or programming in your life? Don´t worry. You'll get well acquainted during the course.
What else is in store ?
You'll try your hand at several different technologies. We've played with LEGO robots and Arduino in the past.
- You'll meet many interesting people during the week, who'll give you insider info on how things go in large IT companies as well as small firms. In the past, we've had a developer from Skype, Microsoft and MSD, talented students from the Faculty of Informatics from Masaryk University as well as aerospace engineers. We don't want you to go stiff from sitting all day so we include optional daily morning runs and yoga (the activity always depends on the city where you register).
- Most importantly, at IT Summer School you'll meet 20 to 30 excited girls who are curious and motivated to conquer the world of IT just like you.
- We have lots of work ahead but it will all be worth it!
What is the IT Summer school general schedule?
You will create your own website using HTML/CSS
We'll tame graphics curves
Introduction to programming
We will create our first app
The final Hackathon and party
Note: The program is subject to change :)
Return to the Prague and Brno Summer School of 2017 yourself. Check out the videos and enjoy the atmosphere.
Information for parents
IT Summer School is a week-long summer camp with a fixed program from 8am until 8pm (on some days, it might be a bit longer but lights-out is at 10pm). The program will consist of both theoretical lectures and practical workshops, where the girls will try programming, graphic design, interactive games, they will take excursions of Masaryk University (Brno), Czech Technical University (Prague) or Technical University of Ostrava (Ostrava), our partner companies and hear motivational talks from successful women in IT.
Are meals provided?
Yes, we provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and small snacks and drinks during the day. We can provide alternative meals in case of allergies or special diets but you need to list your requirements on the registration form.
Do you provide accommodation?
We will be staying at the university dorms near the lecturing premises. We recommend that all the attendees stay with us. In the past, some of them were sad they could not enjoy the company of their new friends and participate in the evening activities. It is by no means compulsory but we really recommend it based on our experience from past years.
How will the girls spend their time apart from the official program?
We organize evening activities after the main program for girls staying in the dormitories. This program and nighttime supervision is provided by experienced team members.
Who is in charge of the program?
The lectures are provided by a team from the Czechitas non-profit organization, together with IT students and professionals from the field. The technical part is supplemented by excursions, interactive games and inputs from our partners. Free-time activities are provided with the help of experienced students of pedagogical and leisure-time subjects. The evening activities and supervision is provided by Czechitas.
I have filled in the application (registration form), have been accepted and have paid the fee. Do I need to fill in any other forms?
Apart from the registration form which has to be filled in together with the application, you need to bring the following forms, printed and signed, on the first day of Summer school: medical record confirming you do not suffer from an infection and parental consent (if the students are allowed to leave on their own) and a copy of a health insurace card. We'll send a reminder with all this information via email well in advance...