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Sony sponsors bootcamp for girls who want to work in gaming

U.K.-based project part of effort to diversify developers

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Sony has announced plans to sponsor a "bootcamp" for girls who want to work in video games and technology.

The six-week session is being held in Liverpool for local girls ages 11-to-14. It's being organized by Liverpool Girl Geeks, which says it's attracted large numbers of applications for its various courses and programs. This year, it hopes to support 400 girls, according to a report in Develop.

"There is a gender imbalance within our technology sector," said Sony's Michelle Tilley. "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."

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