BFOIT - Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Computer Science

Upcoming Events:

  • BFOIT is pleased to support the Program yoUr Future (PUF) Girls's Hacker Academy this summer, aimed at preparing junior high school girls for a great college education and success in technical careers. The program will take place August 3 - August 14 (for Grades 6-9th girls) on the UC Berkeley campus and at the International Computer Science Institute. Applications are due on or before June 30, 2015 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.... the sooner you apply, the higher the chances are for admission! For more information, please visit:

  • High School Students:
    June 29th - July 24th, 2015 this program replaces the previously scheduled August 3rd-14th high school program.

    BFOIT has partnered with the University of California Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn more about security and privacy in computing in a new 4-week summer program called CY-BEAR which is scheduled to take place June 29th-July 24th, 2015. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.   (Application Here)

    Stanford University will host a free two-week summer program focused on Artificial Intelligence for rising 10th grade girls. Visit for more information or join the google group at

  • Middle School Students:
    BFOIT will NOT host the summer institute program for middle school students in 2015. However, please watch this site for information about other programs under development.


Diversity in Computer Science and Engineering

The Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT) is committed to increasing the number of historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women pursuing careers in computing and IT. We do so by providing youth with the knowledge, resources, practical programming skills and guidance necessary to pursue bachelors and advanced degrees in computer science and engineering. We work in partnership with colleagues and organizations in the Bay area to provide educational programs that expose middle and high school students to the beauty, joy and promising future of computing. BFOIT is working actively on the development of new programs to be implemented in 2016 and beyond - please contact us here -, if you are interested in participating in our planning activities.

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