2017 CompuGirls Bootcamp

Details

Students from 7th - 12th grade were encouraged to participate in the 2017 CompuGirls Bootcamp, a 10-hour workshop that challenged teams to research, design, and build a mobile application prototype that addresses a real problem in their communities, while mentors from industry and academia provided feedback and support.

What

  • A community of students, mentors, industry experts, and activists came together to create social change through technology
  • An environment that encouraged learning, collaboration, engagement, and dialogue about real issues and real solutions that affect underrepresented girls and women in STEM. Teams worked together to research, design, and build a web app prototype under the guidance of experts and mentors
  • A reflection of the remarkable talent, limitless potential, and vested interest that girls and women of color possess as well as the need for opportunities and resources to empower them to persist in STEM academically and professionally

When

Monday, December 18, 2017

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where

Gila River Indian Community

Anthony B. Shelde Community Building

5718 West North Loop Road Chandler, AZ 85226

Who

CompuGirls Bootcap welcomed girls from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and skill levels to come together for a collaborative exercise in innovation, community building, learning, and social change.

No prior coding or app development experience was necessary. 

Although we strongly encouraged girls and women of color to apply, the hackathon welcomed any person who advocates for race and gender equity in STEM.