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Portland, OR 97214

(503) 307-5578

App Camp for Girls is a one-week summer day program where girls, transgender & gender non-conforming youth can put their creative powers to work designing and building apps. They also learn about the business of software while being inspired by role models in the industry.


Big Nerd Ranch!

Jean MacDonald

I just came back from a seven-day iOS programming bootcamp course at Big Nerd Ranch. BNR is famous for their intensive programming training. They also have the best programming books I have ever read.

I wanted to get up to speed on iOS app programming, which is the heart of App Camp For Girls. I learned so much in 7 days, my head is still spinning, but I got some great ideas for how to teach girls about making apps.

It is a huge thrill the first time you build an app and load it on your iPhone. That's what I want to share!

Thanks so much to our instructors Mark, Step and Jay, who were the model of humor and patience. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding programming course (they do Android as well as other programming too), I highly recommend the nerds at Big Nerd Ranch.

Our class.

Me and my deskmate, Kevin. We did not eat Cheetos all the time, but many Diet Cokes were consumed by me in an effort to stay alert for 10 hour days of hard work!