Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, kicked off its 2017 Summer Immersion Program today in Miami in partnership with Citrix and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Florida International University and the Idea Center at Miami Dade College serve as program hosts in the region. The Summer Immersion Program began in 2012 in New York City, offering rising 11th and 12th-grade girls 300+ hours of immersive instruction in web development and design, robotics, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure to top female engineers and entrepreneurs. 2017 Summer Immersion Programs will reach 1600 rising 11th and 12th grade girls this summer across 80 programs in 11 cities, including: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will run in Miami this year from June 19 – August 4, 2017.