In October 2012 Harvard launched an excellent free ‘HarvardX’ course called an ‘ Introduction to Computer Science’. Students can take as many courses as they’d like through EdX, and can receive a certificate of completion.

Although this particular class was launched in October and over 100,000 students have signed up, it is likely to run again in 2013. So those girls with an interest in programming may find this a useful course to access.

More details can be found here 

Harvard provost Alan Garber said that the “free courses are part of an effort to educate people worldwide and that the effort will help improve education on Harvard’s own campus.”