This winter DelCo girls in grades 6-9 can learn to code and develop an app with Delaware County Technical High Schools (DCTS). Beginning January 2016, DCTS will run a free 12 week coding workshop, implementing the global technology entrepreneurship program for girls, Technovation. During the Technovation Challenge teams of girls will work together to develop an app that addresses a problem in the community. They will join a network of over 3000 girls from 28 countries around the world who have entered the 3-month competition in the past.
To kick-off the 2016 Technovation Challenge, DCTS is having a Delco Girls Make Apps! Coding Party and information session for girls in grades 6-9 on Saturday December 5th at 10am. During the Delco Girls Make Apps! Coding Party girls will learn App Inventor 2, a programming language, to code their own apps. Women who work in business and technology will also join the party as mentors and sit on a small career panel.
DCTS is joining the many national and international initiatives geared towards sparking interest in computer science among girls, because there are so few women represented in computer science and STEM careers. In middle school although 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), just .04% of high school girls select computer science as a college major.
Slots will fill quickly for Delco Girls Make Apps! Registration is required and can be completed online: http://www.delcotech.org/technovation/ Direct any program questions to Latiaynna Tabb, Community Resource Developer 610.583.7620 x265 or LTabb@dciu.org