Girls Who Tech is a three day program designed to inform girls about the technology-driven changes shaping our future and inspire them to be a part of that change. Participants will discuss key transformational technologies and learn about the skills and jobs of the future to envision the possibilities in the world of tomorrow.
Grades: Rising 8th - 12th
Date: June 20- 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Belmont University
Cost: $150 (lunch provided)
Early Bird Discount: $125 using code EARLY in the month of May!
Size: 25 participants
2022 Program Overview and Objectives
The 2022 “Girls Who Tech” Camp will focus on social advocacy and how to solve problems with technology. The lack of women’s perspectives in the technology field introduces unconscious gender bias into these technologies and limits the technological innovations that could be made to benefit women. The girls will work in teams and learn the basics of project planning, webpage design, and coding using HTML and CSS while building a website around an important cause they are passionate about and present.
Day #1: Planning and Design
A focus on analyzing advocacy websites, identifying and researching a cause, brainstorming the message students want to share about that cause, and creating an action item list for their audience to get involved. In addition, planning the visual design of the website using two new tools: a wireframe and a mockup.
Day #2: HTML & CSS
We will explore the basics of HTML and its role in building a static web page and organiz and categorize content on a website. Additionally, styling the webpage using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)!
Day #3: Responsive CSS & Go to Market (GTM) Prototype Pitch
We will explore how to make sure the student’s website looks great and adjust for different screen sizes like laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. The day will conclude with a team pitch presentation.
What to Expect:
Fun and Engaging 3-days
A holistic approach to working in technology
Personality Assessment/Team Building
Learning to identify and research a cause
Designing and building a framework for the website and their social cause
Engage in conversations with industry speakers about key transformational technologies and their impact on our future.
Meet role models and leaders from different sectors in the technology field.
Learn about career paths in tech and how to pursue them.