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Welcome to the Tech Girl Monthly - April Edition

The Tech Girl Monthly has a new look thanks to the Tech Girls project. I pitched a video game idea to engage girls interest in computing at Charlottesville's first Startup Weekend EDU. Ke Cheng, 2nd year CS student at UVa, Lynne Crotts, school principal of 12 years and Nate Szejniukis, gaming expert joined the team and worked for the next 54 hours to create a prototype, research educational impact, validate with customers and build a business model.
On Sunday night, we pitched our project  to expand the STEM job preparedness pipeline by sparking girls interest in computing and then keeping them engaged through their journey of imagining possibilities, discovering their potential and creating the solutions of the future. The judges - Jim Cheng, VA Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Nick Schiavi, Blackboard, Inc. and Otavio Freire, CTO, OpenQ awarded the Tech Girls project 2nd place!
As the results of the Tech Girls project get rolled into Teen Tech Girls, you can look forward to many exciting new endeavors - more curriculum resources, hands-on workshops, mentoring opportunities and internships all geared towards helping girls learn and grow their experience with computer science.

Activities & Events

Live & Local

  • April 16 - Women Learning Tech Meetup at Hack.Cville. This is our inaugural monthly time set aside to come together to learn and share. It's BYOD (bring your own device). Reserve your spot now!
  • April 18 - Teen Tech Girls Meetup at Western is for girls who are interested in fun, hands-on activities exploring technology + this month we'll meet a local developer; registration is open to local middle and high school girls, parents are welcome.
  • April 20 - Hey Girls, Get Your Geek On! at Crozet Elementary is an open house event geared toward elementary girls with lots of hands on activities. Registration required.
  • April 30 - Social Media: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly at the Albemarle County Office Building, 5th St. Ext. Registration is open to the public.
  • July - Look for info soon on summer CoderDojo activities!
  • July 29 - Aug 2 -Video Game Design at Lighthouse Studios. Save your spot.
  • October 12 - Charlottesville Mini-Maker Faire (recently rescheduled, so more time to plan & submit a project).

Virtual & Global

Check out the prototype of the story-based online game the team created. We'd love your input & ideas for more stories.  
We've found some awesome tech girl creations, including several budding entrepreneurs crowd-sourcing their ideas.
We really need a Tech Girls logo. Want try your hand at a design? Contact us if you've got an idea.
2013 Tech-Girls, This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
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