Learn IT Girl

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Notes: Are you a woman in tech who is eager to learn?  Want to get mentored on a programming language and get a cool project on the way? You do not want to miss this out! Quoting a previous scholar, "You can learn new programming languages You have never used. Its completely non-profit, so why don’t You find some time and code with Your mentor without any kind of paid promotion?"


About Learn IT, Girl

Learn IT, Girl! is a 3 months long international mentorship program, which means that every woman accepted as a scholar will be guided by a mentor. The applications for the 4th edition will start on October 1, 2018. You can either be a mentee(a.k.a scholar) or a mentor and send in the applications accordingly.

Who organizes Learn IT Girl?

This program was born as the project of the Romanian and Polish recipients of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship in 2014 as a way to help realize Anita Borg's vision of 50% women in computing by 2020.

Application Opening

January 21, 2019 [<https://www.learnitgirl.com/> Apply here] Application deadline not announced yet. <To be updated>

Important Dates
Date Event
January 21, 2019 Application Opens
March 1, 2019 Announcement of accepted mentors
March 7, 2019 Announcement of accepted mentees
March 11,2019-June 16 2019 3-month virtual mentorship


Selected scholars will receive

  1. A diploma upon the completion of the program.
  2. An opportunity to discover a new programming language with the help of a mentor and have an amazing project at the end, all this without spending a penny!


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  1. Be a woman :)
  2. There are no age restrictions !

Expected Scholar Profile

  1. Any woman of any age can apply to become a scholar, as long as they want to learn a programming language.
  2. Committed and enthusiastic woman.



  1. As a prospective mentor or mentee, they want to know a little bit about your experience and goals. Therefore, you can expect the application process to take around 15-20 minutes.


  1. Process Walkthrough -- Blog of a previous scholar


  1. Official website
  2. First Edition website
  3. Learn IT Girl's twitter id: @learnitgirl
  4. Official Support email: learnitgirl.office@gmail.com


Disclaimer: Learn IT Girl is the official authority hosting this opportunity and NOT Rethink. Should you wish to reach the Learn IT Girl team directly, please write to them in their support email listed in the References section above.

To Do

Completion of the following items will see this wiki through to completion. If you wish to volunteer for to any of these tasks, would be happy to have you working with us. Do assign one item to yourself, mark your name against it and start working away Do also inform us by writing in to v@r (volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in) Should you wish to have guidance on any matter as well, do write in to v@r

Task Number To Do Contributer
Critical Tasks
1 Learn IT Girl Application Walkthrough
2 Identify the previous scholars for Learn IT Girl
3 Get Sample applications and video experiences of previous scholars