All students must have their own personal laptop or desktop to participate in the program. You may use Mac or Windows, but please note that our curriculum works seamlessly with OS X and Linux (not Windows directly). Those who cannot use a Mac will also need to install and learn to use Linux on their hardware of choice.
The Apple M1 processor is supported for the Grace Hopper Program.
Ideally, students will have a Mac setup with at least 8GB of RAM and a quad-core processor, but it is possible to complete the program with a lower spec computer. We also recommend having a peaceful workspace, a weekly allowance of 15+ hours for independent study, and an open, positive mindset to get started.