Alexa Café Held at UC Berkeley
Summer programs for girls ages 10-15
Alexa Café Held at UC Berkeley
In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At UC Berkeley, we offer Alexa Café, an all-girls learning experience for ages 10-15 emphasizing coding, web design, leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy. Creative ideas come to life around café tables in a fresh, inviting setting, as instructors mentor each student. Join the movement! Visit AlexaCafe.com for more information.
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Alexa Café Program Details
Ages 10-15 | All-Girls | Weeklong | Coding, Web Design, Visual Arts, Leadership, and More
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum. Alexa Café encompasses coding camps, game design courses, filmmaking classes, web design courses, and photography camps. View all courses at this location.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It’s about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that’s unlike anything else.
About UC Berkeley
We have chosen UC Berkeley to host our Berkeley summer camps for girls because the university's academic departments consistently rank among the top five in the country. This campus is an oasis that preserves much of the tranquil beauty of California's early years. The wooded, 178-acre central campus area is known for its architectural and historical landmarks as well as the scenic passage of Strawberry Creek traversing the campus from end to end.
The UC Berkeley campus is the oldest of all ten University of California campuses. The campus overlooks San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The campus is approximately 30 miles from both San Francisco and Oakland Airports and is an excellent urban-based option for our multiple San Francisco Bay Area summer computer camps. The campus is accessible by the Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit) which is located at the foot of campus. The BART train conveniently runs to Berkeley from both the Oakland and San Francisco International Airports.
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Quick UC Berkeley Facts
Mascot: Oski the golden bear
Colors: Blue and gold
Student Population: Over 25,000 undergraduates and 10,000 postgraduates.
Schools & Colleges: Over 130 academic departments structured into 14 colleges and schools.
Campus Highlights: A sprawling, vibrant, urban setting with libraries, museums, sports facilities, and more, including a eucalyptus grove.
Rankings: #1 public university in the country and 3rd best global university, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Notable Alumni: Norman Mineta (14th United States Secretary of Transportation and namesake of Mineta San Jose International Airport), Jennifer Granholm (first female governor of Michigan), Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer), Gregory Peck (actor), Margaret Rhea Sheddon (astronaut), John Cho (actor).
Nearby Airports: Oakland International Airport is approximately half an hour south and San Francisco International Airport is approximately one hour southwest.