By Matt Murray, Tech Integrator
TechGirlz, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, is teaming up with the TPS Technology Department. On February 28th, from 3:30-6:00 in the MPR, a female professional in the field of STEM will volunteer to lead a TechShop called Designing Mobile Apps. Attendees will form a team, select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the other members participating in the workshop. No technical expertise or prior experience is necessary!
TechGirlz develops fun and educational hands-on workshops, enables girls to interact with professionals who have carved out successful careers in technology fields, and empowers them to be future technology leaders.
Any 5th, 6th, or 7th grade girl interested in designing a mobile app for a smartphone or tablet should register for a free ticket at the official Eventbrite page (linked here). The password to access the site and claim a spot is “TechGirlz” (no quotation marks).
At this moment, workshop enrollment is open only to the TPS community, but registration will open to the public after Monday. Spots are limited (capped at 20 seats); once all seats are filled, please email Matt Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist. If you are worried about missing out on this opportunity due to another scheduling conflict (such as the 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C.), head to the Tech Girlz Events page to see if there are other chances to geek out and have fun at one of the many TechShopz.