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Welcome to the Tech Girl Monthly - May Edition

April 25 was International Girls in ICT Day, so it feels like a good time to reflect on what's been going on with Teen Tech Girls since its launch on October 11, 2012 (International Day of the Girl).

Teen Tech Girls is working with a group of girls at Computers4Kids, helping them explore computing. This is the first time most of them have been exposed to programming and that's a problem because while they are excelling at getting a handle on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, their formal education has not made clear the value of this learning nor the pathways to the successful and fulfilling careers these skills enable.

Teen Tech Girls has also hosted monthly meetups at a local high school. The first meetup last November had just 1 teen girl in attendance and a very loose idea of what we wanted to accomplish. Now with a core group of girls, they are on a mission to learn website development, so they can create a website for a non-profit this summer.

Activities & Events

Live & Local

  • May 16 - Teen Tech Girls Meetup at Western is for girls who are interested in fun, hands-on activities exploring technology + this month we'll be working on a logo design; registration is open to local middle and high school girls, parents are welcome.
  • May 21 - Women Learning Tech Meetup. For moms looking to be a role model, this monthly monthly meetup is a time to come together to learn and share tech. It's BYOD (bring your own device). Reserve your spot now!
  • July - Look for info soon on summer CoderDojo activities including CoderDojo Girls: The Maker Party!
  • July 29 - Aug 2 -Video Game Design at Lighthouse Studios. Save your spot.
  • October 12 - Charlottesville Mini-Maker Faire 
    Work on a project this summer that you can submit and share with others.

Virtual & Global

Check out the Aspire Awards Finalists and see the true power of technology, plus you can for your favorite youth voices.
Astronaut Abby is working hard to make her dreams of going to space a reality. Check out her mission updates!
Scratch is a great game development & animation platform and now it's all online with some nifty new features!
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