Karlie Kloss may be one of America’s most sought after supermodels who regularly graces the pages of Vogue and runways of Paris, but what does she do with her downtime? Sure, she sometimes heads to a workout class with her BFF Taylor Swift, but when she’s not getting her sweat on, she can usually be found learning to code. Yes, that kind of code.
Two years ago, Karlie signed up for a two-week programming course at NYC’s Flatiron School. She loved it so much that she continued with her coding education and even teamed up with the school last year to launch Kode with Karlie, a scholarship program that allowed 21 girls to take the same two-week coding course she did. After the scholarship’s success, Karlie and the Flatiron School have decided to take things a step further this year by creating not just a scholarship, but an entire summer camp.
The camp, which has aptly been named Kode With Klossy, is open to young women aged 13 to 18 and will take place in Los Angeles, New York and Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis. Over the course of the two-week-long, full-time camp, girls will learn Flatiron’s curriculum and learning platform.
Much like last year’s scholarship, the camp will be free to selected participants. To apply, Karlie asks that you upload a 60-second video to YouTube with the hashtag #KodeWithKlossy that explains how you plan to use your coding superpowers to change the world. Wondering “Where do I start?!” Here’s one girl’s epic winning video from last year to use as inspiration.
We wish you the best of luck, future female coders!
Did you already apply? Send us a link to your admission video on Twitter @BritandCo.
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