Inspiring and empowering girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth to pursue careers in technology
Gender equality in the technology industry.
App Camp For Girls seeks to address the gender imbalance in technology professions by inspiring middle-school age girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth with a broad introduction to the process of app development, from brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps. We believe that the experience of creating an app that runs on a device in one week can spark the enthusiasm that will propel our developers to pursue further tech education.
In addition, App Camp For Girls is a place for women, transgender, and gender nonconforming adults in the tech community to come together, network, and provide mutual support in their endeavors to advance in the field of software development. We encourage and support our volunteers to continue their own education in programming and design.
The inaugural season of App Camp for Girls took place in Summer 2013 in Portland, Oregon. We have held sessions in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Orange County, Minneapolis, and Vancouver, BC. We've worked with over 250 aspiring developers and over 80 mentor volunteers in over the last five summers! Check out Four Summers In One Minute for a quick look at our first years.