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Portland, OR 97214

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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.


2015 App Camp Leader Orientation

Jean MacDonald

Over the weekend, App Camp For Girls leaders from all four 2015 locations (Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, New Jersey) gathered for two days of orientation and team-building. What an amazing group of geek women! Nat Osten and Liz Marley led the group through an app-building exercise just like we do at camp. Jean MacDonald and Michelle Petruzzi unveiled the brand new App Camp For Girls Volunteer Handbook, and helped both seasoned and new camp organizers through the many details required to launch and run a session of camp.

And did we mention fun? The out-of-town organizers and lead developers were housed right in the middle of Alberta Street in Portland at the cool and quirky Inn Alberta Arts. Meeting space was generously donated next door at Community Supported Everything, an incubator for community transformation.

And, of course, the usual App Camp karaoke at Voicebox East, where we were joined by the local Portland team on Valentines Day!


l. to r., by row: Liz Marley, Diana Zmuda, Nat Osten; Jean MacDonald, Kristina Sontag, Michelle Petruzzi; Shayla Sawchenko, Briana Sim, Susan (T-bone) Taylor; Momoko Saunders, Laura Savino, Grace Kochanik