Liverpool Girl Geeks is hosting a bootcamp for 11-to-14 year old girls. According to Develop, it’s aimed to bring more women into the gaming and tech industries.
It sounds like a great idea, and it looks like PlayStation believes in it, too. The maker of games and hardware is sponsoring the camp.
PlayStation Senior Release Manager Michelle Tilley offered this in a statement:
There is a gender imbalance within our technology sector and we need to take action now to ensure a more balanced and inclusive industry for the future. The games industry is an amazing place to work so we should actively encourage young women to join it by inspiring, championing and empowering them to achieve their dreams. I believe by supporting Liverpool Girl Geeks we are working towards this culture change.
This bootcamp will last a whopping six weeks. Heck, I’d go. If it encourages more amazing games from unique people, that sounds good to me.